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. 

With the trends showing significant increases of vehicles stolen this year now is a great time to consider one our No Tag No Start systems the benefits and features of which are explained in our recently released blog here: https://smartrack.uk.net/why_choose_a_no_tag_no_start_system/ 

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29 Jun: Theft Case Study: Stolen Range Rover Sport

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With the recovery of this Range Rover highlights the efficiency and frankly brilliance of the SmarTrack Trident S7 device, our 24/7 Control Centre and our Repatriations Team. Yes that’s correct with this one we are showing off!

24 Jun: May 2022 Recovery Highlights

Up until the end of May Global Telemetrics has recovered £17.8 million this year so far.

With nearly half the year gone, May was yet another busy month for Global Telemetrics with £3.4m worth of vehicles recovered this month. This brings the total number of vehicles recovered so far to £17.8m. This is now only just over £5m away from the whole of last year’s total of £23m.

17 Jun: Theft Case Study: Land Rover Discovery

This theft is fairly unique in that it happened in the middle of the day in a residential area in a busy part of Birmingham. Whilst not all thefts happen at night, thefts during the middle of the day are not something that happens all the time. For this unlucky customer his Land Rover Discovery was stolen just after midday on a Sunday afternoon.