EVs & Hybrids
car theft Articles
Keyless car security vulnerabilities tested
Some cars can be taken in seconds.
13 August 2019
UK bike recovery groups take on thieves via social media
Some riders are fighting thieves on their own turf.
27 June 2019
London, North West and West Midlands are the UK's car crime hotspots
London sees the most crime per vehicle, but the West Midlands has seen crime rise faster than anywhere else.
14 June 2019
Corporate / Financial
Insurers pay out for car thefts every eight minutes
Surge in car crime takes theft payouts to £108 million in three months.
29 May 2019
Just seven police forces saw car thefts fall last year
Analysis shows the City of London saw the biggest drop, while Staffordshire recorded the biggest increase.
21 May 2019
Million pound Ferrari stolen in test drive snatch
The car has been recovered but the criminal remains at large.
16 May 2019
Keyless thefts made up almost all stolen cars recovered last year
More than nine in 10 vehicles stolen and recovered in the county were taken in this way.
15 May 2019
Avoid car-jackings with these tips
Car-jackings are surging in the UK.
26 April 2019
Salvage industry told to take action to 'thwart' car thieves
Organisation representing insurers says six loopholes need closing.
17 April 2019
Ford introduces theft-proof keyless fobs
Britain's two best-selling cars can be fitted with the new tech.
12 April 2019
Crashes / Wrecks
Thieves fail to steal VW Golf GTI straight from train transport
The perpetrators stole the infotainment system out of two other vehicles, too.
09 April 2019
Insurers paid out £1m a day in vehicle theft payouts last year
In total, 2018 saw insurance companies pay out £16k a minute.
04 April 2019
Six of the 11 cars launched this year have 'poor' security ratings
Inadequate safety measures to counter keyless car crime raise concerns
22 March 2019
Stolen BMW recovery could be the fastest ever in UK
Thanks to hidden technology
14 March 2019
Toyota files patent for anti-theft system that releases tear gas
Who wouldn't want to drive around in a car loaded with tear gas?
13 March 2019
The BMW X5 is the UK's most stolen car
Luxury brands top the table as keyless car theft continues to rise.
19 February 2019
Car cloning surges in London by 50 percent
There has been an alarming increase in car cloning cases in London.
22 November 2018
Safest places to drive revealed amid rising car crime
If you want to keep your wheels safe, head for Wales, Norfolk or Cheshire.
15 November 2018
Scotland gets strict with bike thieves
Edinburgh police crackdown on crime
17 October 2018
Bobbies use DNA tagging to fight motorbike crime
When all else fails...
12 October 2018
Keyless systems to blame for car theft rise
Keyless systems may make driving more convenient, but they also make stealing easier too.
18 September 2018
BBC investigation sheds shocking light on 'cloned cars' problem
A number of number plate retailers are failing to carry out necessary checks, making it much easier to 'clone' cars.
11 September 2018
Oxford Street is worst for moped-enabled thefts, report claims
BBC reports that offences rose from three to 291 in a two-year period.
16 February 2018
Thatcham offers security tips for keyless entry
Advice comes after police release shocking footage of a keyless car theft.
28 November 2017
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