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 have been stolen in the United Kingdom. Since its release, the car has been a popular model. It’s not necessarily a luxurious car, but one which is reliable and affordable for many different types of people.”
BMW 5 Series
“Buying a BMW is a dream for a lot of people. The BMW 5 Series is a popular model within the UK, and is a favourite amongst petrol heads and those looking for a more luxurious car. It’s one of the most stolen cars in the UK. In the year 2021, it is estimated that around 668 were stolen. BMWs are often a target for car thieves looking to resell and sometimes even ship abroad to clients who want to buy popular models.”
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers a smooth ride and generous-sized car. As much as many people would love to own one, they are also frequently stolen by thieves. Looking to make some quick money or to sell the car for parts, around 818 of these were stolen.
BMW 3 Series
“It’s not surprising that another BMW made the list. The easy handling and smart interiors of the BMW 3 Series have made it popular. Many people think that this is one of the best models to come from the German manufacturer. If you are thinking of buying one, consider some additional security measures, as 1435 of them have been stolen in the last year.”
The Ford Focus is the fourth best-selling car model in the UK in 2021, and it is not unusual to find it on this list. The more popular a model of car, the more likely it is to be targeted by thieves. The models were stolen from the UK last year.
The Volkswagen Golf is a popular choice for young drivers because of its flexibility, comfort and power. One of the most popular cars on our roads, the VW Golf is equally popular with families as it is with the average person. The popularity of this car means it is desirable and therefore attractive to the thieves.
“The Range Rover is one of the most stolen cars in the UK. This car has grown in popularity due to its status symbol as more and more people consider it their dream car. The Range Rover Evoque is a popular model for families and young professionals. As thieves look to steal to sell, this is an extremely desirable car. Many of the Range Rover’s that were stolen go on to be shipped abroad.”
“It’s not a good thing to come first in this list, but with over 3000 Ford Fiestas stolen in the last year, this classic model takes the top spot! The Ford Fiesta is one of the most popular cars in Britain due to its convenient size, comfortable drive and relaxed interior. This model is more likely to be taken.”