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Car Theft Facts and Prevention

CAR THEFT FACTS AND PREVENTION More than 370,000 cars are stolen every year in the UK, which is more than anywhere else in Europe! 370,000 CARS STOLEN EACH YEAR With so many cars stolen, it's worth examining the facts and thinking about how such thefts can be prevented... 1 What Gets Stolen? 74.5% CARS Cars account for 74.5% of vehicle theft. 18.7% 18.7% is made up of trucks TRUCKS & BUSES and buses. Other types of vehicle, like motorbikes, account 6.8% for 6.8%. OTHERS Brand Matters Audi Q7 Audi RS4 Mercedes-Benz The make and model of Mercedes Benz C63 your car can make it more Mercedes Benz C220 of a target. RANGE ROVER The 8 models most popular with thieves are: Range Rover Autobiography Range Rover Vogue BMW 5 series вMW X5 3 Park Wisely Your parking space matters. Car thieves avoid targeting vehicles parked in driveways or in front of houses for fear of being more easily caught. They also prefer darker locations so try to park in a well-lit area, preferably somewhere public. 4 Secure Your Vehicle Keep all windows com- pletely closed when leaving your vehicle parked, and ensure your doors are locked. Hide Your Valuables Don't leave any valuables on display inside your vehicle. If you can't take them with you, keep them out of sight, such as in the glove box or under a seat. A thief might not steal your vehicle but they still might steal from inside it, perhaps causing serious damage in the process. Sensitive Data As with valuables, don't leave any sensitive documents in your vehicle if you can help it. If you must, at least ensure PASSPORT PASSPORT such sensitive data remains hidden, such as in the glove compartment or under one of the floor mats. Many vehicles are stolen every year, but by taking these precautions you can help prevent yours from being one of them. Designed & Compiled by: 01792 477316 PLATES4LESS www.plates4less.co.uk Sources: https://www.budgetdirect.com.au/blog/car-theft-facts-and-prevention.html http://abcnews.go.com/Business/things-car-thieves/story?id%=20938096 http://www.polksheriff.org/FAQSFigures/Pages/AutoThefts.aspx http://blog.autoeurope.co.uk/car-theft-facts/

Car Theft Facts and Prevention

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UK holds the record of having the highest numbers of stolen cars in Europe. More than 370,000 cars are stolen each year in the UK which is a definite cause of concern indeed. In this infographic, we...

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