Car theft is on the increase in Australia — and if you live or work in these areas you need to be extra careful.
A car is stolen every 12 minutes in Australia and our vehicle theft hot spots have now been revealed.
The research shows that the more than 55,000 vehicles were stolen in Australia in the last financial year, an increase of about 3000 over the previous year.
Despite smaller populations and car registrations the Territories performed particularly poorly compared to the states. ACT recorded 894 incidents and Northern Territory 733. But both have far fewer registered vehicles than the states and had the two worst ratios in the nation at one in 318 and one in 198 respectively.
The research also identified the car models most likely to be targeted by criminals. The Holden Commodore was No. 1 due to sheer volume of numbers — it was a bestseller for more than a decade throughout the late ’90s and 2000s. Next came the country’s current most popular new vehicle, the Toyota HiLux, then the Nissan Pulsar, which hasn’t been on sale for a number of years.Read more: news.com.au
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