UK’s most stolen vehicles revealed: See if YOUR automobile is on the checklist
- DVLA knowledge reveals the vehicles more than likely to be stolen on the streets of Britain
- Lexus RX is probably the most stolen however three of the highest 5 fashions are Range Rovers
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Range Rovers are a few of the most stolen vehicles within the UK with round one in each 100 focused by thieves final yr, unique MailOnline evaluation reveals.
DVLA knowledge reveals that three of the highest 5 vehicles within the checklist are the Velar, Sport and normal Range Rover fashions, with the model’s Evoque putting sixth and the Land Rover Discovery in seventh.
The most stolen fashionable automotive mannequin final yr – as a proportion of the quantity licenced to go on the highway in opposition to the variety of thefts – was the Lexus RX with greater than 1 in 50 being taken, based on knowledge obtained by automotive leasing agency LeaseLoco and analysed by MailOnline.
The second most focused automotive was the Range Rover Velar, with 560 out of 38,286 – 1 in 68 – being stolen. When trying all 4 fashions of Range Rover collectively round 1 in 100 have been stolen final yr – 4,451 out of 456,139 on the streets.
It comes after Range Rover and Land Rover homeowners have discovered the vehicles to be successfully uninsurable, being unable to get quotes from the Jaguar Land Rover’s personal insurance coverage agency and being provided quotes of £14,000 a yr from others.
Insurers are treating the automobiles with warning because of the excessive ranges of theft.
JLR boss Adrian Mardell made offended protestations this month that Range Rovers aren’t ‘Britain’s most stolen automobile’ as he introduced the agency’s monetary outcomes.
He mentioned the thefts had fallen by 27 per cent final yr in comparison with 2022 and that new fashions have been particularly safe. Mr Mardell mentioned that solely 11 out of 12,800 of the newest mannequin had been stolen, based on police knowledge.
‘There is not any purpose in anyway why any insurance coverage firm shouldn’t gladly and readily insure these new automobiles. Zero purpose, in any a part of the nation,’ he mentioned.
‘The insurance coverage trade clearly aren’t utilizing the knowledge and the info… they’re very gradual to answer knowledge.’
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To use our interactive graphic, hover your mouse or faucet on a mannequin of automotive to see how doubtless it’s that it was stolen in 2023:
The most stolen fashionable automotive mannequin final yr, as a proportion of the quantity licenced to go on the highway, was the Lexus RX with greater than 1 in 50 being taken
Range Rover proprietor Mark Perring (his automotive pictured) proprietor mentioned he was quoted £14,000 for an insurance coverage coverage on his four-year-old automotive – and that the producer won’t cowl him in any respect
Land Rover have been criticised after not having the ability to supply insurance coverage for their very own automobiles
The second most focused automotive was the Range Rover Velar, with 560 out of 382,286 – 1 in 68 – being stolen
But insurance coverage professional Daniel Lloyd-John, instructed MailOnline that the figures analysed by MailOnline bore out the image offered by underwriters on the UK’s main insurers.
He mentioned corporations have been discovering it ‘uneconomic’ to insure sure vehicles, because the frequency of thefts – and due to this fact insurance coverage claims – determines the worth and availability of insurance policies – and drivers have been turning away from these vehicles because of this.
And sources have instructed MailOnline that an underwriter at a significant insurance coverage agency reported that one third of all Range Rovers they insure in London had been stolen.
According to MailOnline evaluation of the DVLA knowledge, the automotive more than likely to be stolen in Britain in 2023 was the Lexus RX SUV, with 865 out of 40,099 – or 1 in 46 – licenced automobiles (excluding SORN) being nabbed by thieves.
Cars and producers that are not often seen on British roads, equivalent to Bentley and Rolls Royce, have been excluded from the evaluation.
In second place is the Range Rover Velar, with 560 out of 382,286 – 1 in 68 – being stolen.
Around one in 82 – 1,625 out of 133,629 – Range Rover Sports have been stolen in 2023, giving it third place on the checklist.
In fourth place is different Range Rovers (besides the Velar, Sport and Evoque) with 777 out of 86,607 – or 1 in 111 – being stolen.
Fifth is the Toyota Rav4, of which 1,164 out of 142,919 fashions on the highway being stolen in 2023, or 1 in 123.
Range Rover seems once more in sixth place, with 1,489 out of 197,617 Evoques being stolen final yr – round 1 in 133.
The Land Rover Discovery is in seventh, with 1,880 out of 273,678 – or 1 in 146 – being stolen in 2023.
In eighth place is the Ford Fiesta, with 5,976 out of 1,438,727 – 1 in 241 – automobiles stolen in 2023. The Fiesta, when it comes to complete thefts, was probably the most stolen automotive in 2023 however as it’s the UK’s hottest automotive, that is unsurprising.
The Toyota Rav4 is proportionally the fifth most stolen automotive within the UK of which 1,164 out of 142,919 fashions on the highway being stolen in 2023, or 1 in 123
The Land Rover Discovery is proportionally the seventh most stolen automotive within the UK, with 1,880 out of 273,678 – or 1 in 146 – being stolen in 2023.
Kirsten Lijeskic, 38, needed to declare her Range Rover off highway after insurance coverage was not renewed
Criminals normally go in pairs to steal keyless vehicles. One holds a transmitter and stands subsequent to the automobile whereas the opposite stands near the home holding an amplifier
Mr Lloyd-John, chief govt of Broadway Insurance Brokers mentioned of the figures: ‘They make for pretty grim studying all-‘spherical, displaying not solely the frequency with which these vehicles are stolen however the frequency of associated insurance coverage claims.
‘It’s that frequency which determines the worth and availability of insurance policies.
‘Insurance is a enterprise and it is sensible for insurers to offer motorists with cowl however numbers like these reveal how uneconomic that has turn out to be in relation to specific fashions.
‘We work arduous with underwriters to offer shoppers with detailed recommendation about how greatest they may safe cowl in the event that they intend to purchase a few of these automobiles.
‘What we more and more discover, although, is that after drivers are conscious of the dangers related to having one of many vehicles most focused by thieves, they’re selecting to purchase one other automobile altogether.
‘It illustrates how automotive crime – and making an attempt to guard your self in opposition to the chance of it occurring – is impacting on the character of automotive gross sales on this nation.’
Lexus topped the checklist of fashionable manufacturers for the proportion of their vehicles on the highway being stolen, with 2,029 out of 182,207 vehicles – 1 in 90 – being stolen in 2023.
Land Rover, which incorporates Range Rovers underneath its model, was second with 6,620 out of 1,021,978 or 1 in 154 being taken by thieves final yr.
Land Rover additionally noticed the second-most thefts of manufacturers in complete, solely behind Ford, the most well-liked automotive model on British roads, which noticed 10,914 automobiles stolen in 2023.
Range Rover sports activities utility automobiles (SUV) within the paint store on the manufacturing plant in Solihull final yr
Another Range Rover on the manufacturing line at Tata Motors Ltd’s Jaguar Land Rover automobile manufacturing plant
Land Rover’s sister agency Jaguar, each underneath father or mother firm Jaguar Land Rover, was subsequent on the checklist with 1,384 out of 375,316 vehicles – 1 in 271 – being stolen final yr.
Earlier this month, a Range Rover was stolen simply at some point after its pissed off proprietor handed the four-year-old mannequin again to a finance firm which quoted £14,000 for its insurance coverage.
Business proprietor Mark Perring, 52, revealed final month that he was being quoted enormous quantities for an insurance coverage coverage on his 4 by 4 after he was instructed Jaguar Land Rover’s personal insurance coverage wouldn’t cowl him.
The pissed off motorist determined to ditch the automotive model for good and acquired himself a brand new Mercedes GLE which he may insure for a few tenth of the worth.
Instead of renewing the lease, Mr Perring returned the automotive to financiers Black Horse, who despatched British Car Auctions to select it up from his dwelling in Loughton, Essex at round 4pm on Wednesday.
He was glad to be rid of the successfully uninsurable Range Rover Sport, however was woken at 2am on Friday with a name from a Met Police officer who requested him: ‘Mr Perring, are you aware your automotive has been stolen?’
And Range Rover Velar proprietor Kirsten Lijeskic, 38, mentioned earlier this month that she has needed to declare her automotive off highway and will likely be pressured to promote it at a lack of about £15,000 after insurers quoted her £890 a month.
She mentioned she acquired the £56,000 wheels in September 2022 and had been paying £130 a month insurance coverage for her and her husband with Acorn. But Kirsten, who lives in Winchmore Hill, north London, mentioned Acorn won’t renew their insurance coverage with them and the automotive’s personal producer additionally allegedly instructed her it ‘can not present a quote’.
Jaguar Land Rover has been contacted for remark.
Toyota has been contacted for remark.