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Vehicle Theft

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the five most common makes and models of vehicles stolen in each police authority were in the last five years. [113028]

The Home Office publishes an annual Car Theft Index showing which models and makes of car are most at risk of being stolen in England, Scotland and Wales. The following tables are based on data used to construct the Car Theft Indices published in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. No such index was published in 1998. The 2003 Index will be published towards the end of this year.No breakdown of the information contained in these indices is available by police authority area, and producing one would involve disproportionate cost.

Top five cars with highest risk of theft in 2001
MakeModelVariantYearTheft rate1Number stolen
VauxhallAstra Mk2SX1990–92117129
FordOrionOther1987–89108329
VauxhallAstraMk2SR and Sri1987–89106607
VauxhallAstraMk2L1987–891054,945
VauxhallAstraMk2LPre-19871011,073
1 Theft rate is the number of cars stolen per 1,000 registered.

Source:

2002 Index

Top 5 cars with the highest risk of theft in 2000

Make

Model

Variant

Year

Theft rate1

Number stolen
VauxhallAstraMk3Merit1989–9114157
VauxhallAstraMk2SX1989–91121142
RoverMetroOther1989–911023,027
FordGranada Mk2OtherPre-198698138
VauxhallAstraMk2LPre-198698811

1 Theft rate is the number of cars stolen per 1,000 registered.

Source:

2001 Index

Top 5 cars with the highest risk of theft in 1999

Make

Model

Variant

Year

Theft rate1

Number stolen

Nissan/DatsunLaurel/SkylineAllPre 1985109169
Porsche911All1988–909951
VauxhallAstraMk2GTE1985–8793866
FordOrionOther1988–9092775
Porsche911All1997–999260

1 Theft rate is the number of cars stolen per 1,000 registered.

Source:

2000 Index

Top 5 cars with the highest risk of theft in 1998

Make

Model

Variant

Year

Theft rate1

Number stolen

ToyotaCarinaAllPre–1984154407
FordOrionOther1987–89114612
DaimlerAllAll1987–8911050
ProtonPersonaAll1993–959738
NissanBluebirdAllPre-198496394

1 Theft rate is the number of cars stolen per 1,000 registered.

Source:

1999 Index

Top 5 cars with the highest risk of theft in 1996

Make

Model

Variant

Year

Theft rate1

VauxhallCavalierSR, SRI, STD1980–82106
VauxhallCavalierSR, SRI, STD1983–8596
VauxhallCavalierSR, SRI, STD1986–8895
Austin/MorrisMetroMG1986–8894
VauxhallCavalierLS, LI, LX1986–8893

1 Number stolen was not published for 1996

Source:

1997 Index