Most Stolen Cars In The UK

It has been reported that car crime is increasing in the UK. Car insurance companies has witnessed a 15% increase this year in claims for cars stolen. As well as causing plenty of stress, car crime also means an added cost to all drivers in the form of increased car insurance premiums. Study in 2010 shows most frequently stolen car in the UK is the BMW X5 and the complete list of top ten stolen cars in the UK looks like this:

1. BMW X5
2. Range Rover
3. BMW M3
4. Audi RS4
5. Audi TT
6. Mercedes Benz SL
7. Mercedes Benz CLK
8. Porsche 911
9. Volkswagen Golf
10 Mercedes Benz ML

Recently survey carried out by top insurance company admiral revealed the UK postcodes most vulnerable to car crime, with some surprising results. The survey shows drivers in the rural spot of Aboyne in Aberdeenshire were most likely to have their cars stolen.
Solihull in the west midlands and Neston, Cheshire were the second and third car theft hotspots.

Here is the table for top 10 hospot for car theft:

Position Postcode Location
1st AB34 Aboyne, Aberdeenshire
2nd B94 Solihull, West Midlands
3rd CH64 Neston, Cheshire
4th M9 Blackley, Manchester
5th L10 Fazackerley, Liverpool
6th ML12 Biggar, Lanarkshire
7th S3 Sheffield
8th NE36 East Boldon, South Tyneside
9th SW1W Chelsea, London
10th CW4 Holmes Chapel, Cheshire

The survey also looked at car break-ins and the result looks like this:

Position Postcode Location
1st SW1X Belgravia, London
2nd NE1 Newcastle city centre
3rd BS26 Axbridge, Somerset
4th PE25 Skegness, Lincolnshire
5th LS2 Leeds city centre
6th BL6 Horwich, Bolton
7th B10 Small Heath, Birmingham
8th S63 Wath-on-Dearne, South Yorkshire
9th HX1 Halifax town centre
10th N10 Muswell Hill, London

Looks like the car thieves has done some research before stealing a car as the wealthy West London area of Belgravia is on the top of the list joined in the top five by Newcastle and Leeds
city centres.

Car breakers are always on the look out for easy to break in car which does not have any sophisticated locks or security system. It doesn't matter where you live, always make sure to secure your car and park in a well lit area and close to public eyes. Park in a garage if you have one.

Mahbubur Rahman

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