As many people will be aware, UK car theft is rising steadily each year. It is estimated that more than 900 cars are stolen every week! The popular vehicle makes within these statistics include the likes of Range Rovers and Ford Fiestas which make up a large percentage of the cars driven on UK roads. With the increasing number of vehicles being stolen in the UK, vehicle tracking devices are often recommended by insurance companies and the police themselves. Offering a level of protection which would help to increase the chances of a stolen car being retrieved and returned to the rightful owner.
The Vauxhall Astra is one of the most stolen vehicles in the UK. There are an estimated 1,096 vehicles that are stolen in the United Kingdom. Since its release, this car has been popular. A car that is reliable and affordable for many different types of people is not necessarily a luxurious one.
BMW 5 Series
It is a dream for some people to own a car. The BMW 5 Series has become a popular model within the UK and is a favourite amongst petrol heads and people looking for a more luxurious car. It is also one of the most stolen cars in the UK. It is thought that around 668 were stolen in the year 2021. BMWs are a popular target for car thieves looking to resell and sometimes even ship abroad to clients looking to buy popular models.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a classic car that offers a smooth ride. As much as many people would love to own a Mercedes, they are often stolen by thieves. Looking to make some quick money or to sell the car for parts, around 818 of them were stolen.
BMW 3 Series
“It’s not surprising that another BMW made our list. The BMW 3 Series is popular due to its easy handling. A lot of people think this is one of the best models to come from the German manufacturer. If you’re thinking of buying one, consider some additional security measures, as 1435 of them have been stolen in the last year in the UK.”
The Ford Focus is the fourth best-selling car model in the UK in 2021. The more popular the model of car, the more likely it is to be targeted by car thieves. Around 1587 of these models were stolen in the UK last year.
The Volkswagen Golf is popular with young drivers because of its comfort, power, andVersatility. One of the most popular cars on our roads, the VW Golf is equally popular with families as it is with the general population. The popularity of this car means it is desirable and therefore attractive to the thieves.
The Range Rover is a car that has been stolen a lot. This car has grown in popularity due to its status symbol, as more and more people consider it to be their dream car. The Range Rover is very popular with families and young professionals. The car is very desirable for thieves to steal to sell. Many of the Range Rover stolen go on to be shipped abroad.
“It’s not a good thing to be first in this list, but with over 3000 Ford Fiestas stolen in the last year, this classic model takes top place. The Ford Fiesta is one of the most popular cars on British soil because of its convenient size, comfortable drive, and relaxed interior. This model is more likely to be stolen.”