THE methods of stealing cars are changing over time and some models are more attractive or vulnerable and become the most stolen cars.
Nowadays, it may sound impossible to break into a vehicle with a coat hanger, but several years ago, it was one of the popular ways used during vehicle crimes.
Criminals are developing their stealing techniques and even start using new methods that are suitable for late car models and makes. They can open vehicles in few seconds without car keys.
According to the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, more than 75,600 cars were stolen in England and Wales in 2015. This number is 9% more compared with the data of 2014 and represents the first rise since the 1990s.
In order to prevent a vehicle crime, it’s advisable to get advice from an experienced security specialist on how to secure your car in the best way. Different makes and models may need different security methods.
So, a reputable and qualified auto technician will help you find the best options for your particular vehicle and he/she even may suggest some simple rules for avoiding a car crime.
Moreover, if you experience an emergency situation and can’t access your vehicle, it’s a good idea to call a professional auto technician in order to get the fast service.
Here is a list of top 10 most stolen cars in the UK, as revealed by Tracker.co.uk:
This SUV was the most stolen car in the UK for 6 straight years until 2015, when it took the second place. 30 BMW X5s were stolen in 2016.
Range Rover Sport
This car was no. 1 in top ten of 2015, no. 3 in 2014 and no.7 in 2013. 26 Range Rover Sports were stolen in 2016.
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This car has a twin-turbocharged, straight-six engine. It did not feature in top 10 of 2015, but it took the sixth place in 2014 and the second place in 2013. In 2016, 19 BMW M3s were stolen.
This vehicle didn’t feature in top ten in 2015, but it was no. 2 in 2014 and no. 3 in 2013. 17 Mercedes C-Classes were stolen in 2016.
This car was not in the top 10 of 2015. However, it took the fourth place in 2014 and the ninth place in 2013. 16 E-Classes were stolen in the UK in 2016.
BMW 3 Series
This car took the fifth place in 2015 and the sixth place in 2013. It didn’t feature in top ten of 2014. 14 vehicles of the BMW 3 Series were stolen in 2016.
Range Rover Autobiography
This car is equipped with everything from massaging front seats to a sliding panoramic sunroof and wood steering wheel. This vehicle was not in top 10 of 2015, but it took the fourth place in 2014 and the ninth place in 2013.
Range Rover Vogue
This car took the third place in top ten of 2015, the seventh place in 2014 and the eighth place in 2013. In 2016 12 Vogues were stolen.
Land Rover Defender
This vehicle didn’t feature in top 10 of 2015, 2014 or 2013. 11 Defenders were stolen in 2016.
BMW 5 Series
This car took the seventh place in 2015. 11 BMWs from 5 Series were stolen in 2016.
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