February 2022 Theft Highlights
2 months into the year and Global Telemetrics have now passed £5 million pounds worth of assets recovered this year. The amount of recovered vehicles for February continued January’s trend of recovering more than one vehicle per day.
As we always see when analysing theft data for the month the Range Rover continues to be the most stolen vehicle with 31% of the vehicles recovered this month being a variation of the Range Rover equating to over £1 millions worth of vehicles.
February saw a busy month for thefts of Mercedes’ with £340,000 worth of vehicles recovered. Some of these thefts were electric models which coincides with the warning Global Telemetrics posted on our twitter page (@globaltele) highlighting that electric vehicles were becoming more of a target for thieves during the early stages of this year.
Audi’s were the third most popular vehicle stolen this month with less vehicles recovered this month than Mercedes but a higher value of assets stolen. Global Telemetrics successfully recovered £409 thousand pounds worth of Audi vehicles during February.
A range of other vehicles were recovered this month including, BMW, Ford Transits, Volvo V90s, Peugeot Boxers, Porsche and a Volkswagen Golf R. Also recovered this month was a Autotrail Motorhome of which a case study of the theft can be found here : https://smartrack.uk.net/theft_case_study_fiat_ducato_autotrail_motorhome/ As spring and summer approaches the amount of caravans and motorhomes on our roads has increased and sadly this means that so will thefts of these vehicles.
As highlighted in January the trend for increasing numbers and values in thefts continues into February, last year in the same time period we have seen an increase of over a £1 million pounds worth of vehicles stolen and a 52% rise in the amount of vehicles stolen, this is 2% less than January.
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