The Top 8 Most Stolen Car Models in Britain

As many people will be aware, UK car theft is rising steadily each year. It is estimated that more than 900 cars are stolen every week! The popular vehicle makes within these statistics include the likes of Range Rovers and Ford Fiestas which make up a large percentage of the cars driven on UK roads. With the increasing number of vehicles being stolen in the UK, vehicle tracking devices are often recommended by insurance companies and the police themselves. Offering a level of protection which would help to increase the chances of a stolen car being retrieved and returned to the rightful owner. 

Vauxhall Astra 

“The Vauxhall Astra is one of the most stolen vehicles in the UK according to the data. There are an estimated 1,096 vehicles that are stolen in the United Kingdom each year. Since it was released, this car has been a popular model. It’s not necessarily a luxurious car, but one which is reliable and affordable for many different types of people.”

BMW 5 Series

Some people think buying and owning a BMW is a dream. The BMW 5 Series has become a popular model within the UK due to its popularity amongst petrol heads and those looking for a more luxurious car. It is one of the most stolen cars in the UK. It is believed that around 668 were stolen. BMWs are often a target for car thieves looking to resell and sometimes even ship abroad to clients looking to buy the popular models.

Mercedes E-Class

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is an absolute classic and offers a smooth ride. As much as many people would love to own a Mercedes, they are also frequently stolen by thieves. Looking to make some quick money or to sell the car for parts, around 818 of these were stolen.

BMW 3 Series

“It’s no surprise that another BMW has made our list. The BMW 3 Series has become popular due to its smart interiors. One of the best models to come from the German manufacturer is believed to be this one. If you’re thinking of buying one, consider some additional security measures, as 1435 of them have been stolen in the last year in the UK.”

Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is the fourth best-selling car model in the UK in the year 2021. The more popular a car model, the more likely it is to be targeted by thieves. There were 1587 models stolen in the UK last year.

Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is popular with young drivers because of itsVersatility, comfort and power. One of the most popular cars on our roads, the VW Golf is equally popular with families as it is with individuals. The popularity of this car makes it attractive to thieves because it is desirable.

Range Rover

The Range Rover is a car that has been stolen a lot in the UK. This car has grown in popularity due to its status symbol, as more and more people consider it their dream car. The Range Rover Evoque is popular with families and young professionals. As thieves look to steal to sell, this car is extremely desirable. Many of the Range cars that have been stolen go on to be shipped abroad.

Ford Fiesta

“It’s not a good thing to be first in this list, but with over 3000 Ford Fiestas stolen in the last year, this classic model takes the top spot! The Ford Fiesta is one of the most popular cars on British soil because of its convenient size, comfortable drive, and relaxed interior. This means that the model is more likely to be stolen.”