2021 Q1 & Q2 – Global Telemetrics vehicle recovery figures top £10.8 million & Land Rover takes 7 out of the 10 ‘top spots’
With the first half of 2021 now behind us, leading vehicle tracking and security brand – Global Telemetrics – reveals its theft report for the period January – June. Once again, the Land Rover badge holds the most appeal for car thieves with the brand featuring seven times on Global Telemetrics ‘top 10 most stolen’ list.
2021 has been a busy year for Global Telemetrics with over £10.8 million of vehicles recovered to-date, including over £2.3 million in June alone. Recoveries have been reported from across the country, including high-value vehicles such as a Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga, Mercedes AMG G53, BMW i8 and BMW M3.
It’s not just high-value vehicles that were recovered, however. Protecting their investment remains important for a range of owners, particularly those that use a van for professional purposes. Amongst the lowest value recoveries during the period January – June 2021 were a Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Fiesta ST-2, Volvo Excavator and an Abarth 595.
Theft hotspots remain unchanged with London, West Midlands, Essex, Kent and Manchester seeing the most thefts thanks to the saturation of prestigious vehicles in these areas.
Theft methods continue to make for grim reading. Global Telemetrics report that keyless entry, hijacking and burglary remain the three main approaches employed by would-be thieves.
Talking about the latest data, Global Telemetrics’ Gavin Hennessy said: “Spending more time at home means car thieves have more opportunity than ever to scope out potential targets, safe in the knowledge that the keys are in close proximity. So many thefts are avoidable if keys were stored safely, whether in a faraday bag or box to block keyless entry signals or hidden away in an unlikely location to avoid any ‘smash and grab’ opportunities. Simple changes that don’t make it easy for thieves really can make a huge difference to overall theft figures.”
Global Telemetrics Top 10 most stolen (Jan – June 201)
1) Land Rover – Range Rover Sport
2) Land Rover – Range Rover Vogue
3) Land Rover – Range Rover Autobiography
4) Ford – Transit
5) Land Rover – Range Rover Velar
6) BMW X5
7) BMW X6
8) Land Rover – Discovery
9) Land Rover – Defender
10) Land Rover – Range Rover Evoque
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No two recoveries are ever the same
Range Rover Sport 2019
Living in a gated community did not deter these thieves. Having pried the gates open and tackled the steering lock which the customer had also installed, these thieves were outsmarted by the tracking device. An in-depth discovery session failed to locate the device, and shortly after making off with the car following a key reprogramme, the Global Telemetrics team were able to home in on its new location and reunite the owner with their beloved vehicle.
Lamborghini Urus 2018
A missing vehicle belonging to a finance company was tracked down thanks to the installation of a tracker device by a previous owner. A scan of the tracker location and the vehicle was quickly back in the hands of the insurance company.
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Now firmly into Q2, April has seen a record equalling month for recoveries for Global Telemetrics. Throughout April, Global Telemetrics monitored devices were responsible for the recovery of £5.8m worth of vehicles. This total equals the record set in March 2022 of the same total. April saw a £2.2m increase from March 2023.
Global Telemetrics are proud to announce that we have been responsible for the recovery of £9.5m worth of vehicles in Q1 of 2023.
As the first quarter of 2023 draws to a close, Global Telemetrics remains on track to hit the projected recovery total of £40m of vehicles by year-end. March proved to be a busy month for the team, with £3.6 million worth of vehicles recovered. This is a £1.1m increase from last month’s figure of £2.5m, and brings our Q1 figure to £9.6m.