The DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) have revealed the most stolen cars in 2019 in the UK.
The total figure is a shocking 52,288 vehicles, equating to a car being stolen roughly every 9 minutes!
Following a FOI request, it was also found that only 40% of vehicles are returned to their rightful owners. Find out which cars were the most stolen in 2019 – is yours on the list?
Top 10 Cars Stolen In 2019
Unsurprisingly, the top spot goes to the ford fiesta with 2,384 reported as stolen last year. They are also a bestselling vehicle and a go-to choice for many buying a new car, you should be very concerned and looking at extra security measures to prevent your car being added to next year’s statistic!
1. Ford Fiesta – 2,384
2. Range Rover – 1,917
3. VW Golf – 1,331
4. Ford Focus – 1,200
5. BMW 3-series – 1,042
6. Vauxhall Astra – 836
7. Land Rover Discovery – 791
8. Mercedes E-Class – 612
9. BMW 5-series – 506
10. Audi A3 – 456
Are keyless cars easier to steal?
Many of these cars are keyless entry which gives thieves a huge advantage. Keyless car theft is more common than ever before, thieves commonly use the relay method, picking up the transmission signal from your keys. They need to be close enough for this to work, but with most people leaving car keys close to the vehicle door, it is an easy target for car-jackings to be easier than ever before. Recordings of thieves in action show they can do this shockingly in 10-60 seconds, undetected and silently.
If you are worried about your keyless entry car being stolen, it is worth investing a Ghost immobiliser. Car Theft Solutions are approved for Ghost Immobiliser Fitting and are very experienced in providing maximum security to high-value vehicles by installing a vehicle immobiliser. Anyone that enters your car must have the unique sequence ‘pin’ code before the engine will start, leaving the car on the drive and useless to thieves. This is known as one of the best keyless car theft prevention methods.
Contact us today for advice on how best to protect your car.