Range Rovers are 2021’s most stolen vehicle (again!)
Value of cars stolen up £10million to £23million according to Global Telemetrics
Owners of Range Rovers will find the latest annual vehicle theft report from the UK’s leading vehicle tracking brands, Global Telemetrics, a tough read as the vehicle has once again topped the car thief’s ‘wish list’, according to data collected by the tracking company throughout 2021.
From Velar to Sport, Vogue to Autobiography, as well as the Land Rover Defender and Discovery, the Range Rover family of vehicles has grabbed six of the 10 ‘most stolen’ spots on Global Telemetrics annual review of vehicle thefts.
Joining the list that no car manufacturer ever wishes to see their vehicles on, is BMW with its two most popular SUV’s, X5 and X6, plus the Ford Transit and Fiat Ducato, showcasing that theft of vans and motorhomes and their possible contents remains ever popular.
Whether stolen to order, accessed via keyless entry, as a result of a burglary or even by opportunistic thieves, car theft remains a truth that all vehicle owners should be aware of. In 2021 alone, Global Telemetrics helped to recover over £23milion of stolen vehicles – that’s £10million more than in 2020. Amongst the highest value cars stolen were a Lamborghini Urus, a Bentley Continental GT V8 Auto as well as a Bentley Bentayga V8 First, a Mercedes AMG G 63 4Matic, and a Mercedes S63 l AMG Executive.
At the bottom end of the scale, the lowest value recovery vehicles included a Ford Transit, a Ford Fiesta ST, a Vauxhall Mokka and even a Timberwood Woodchipper and a Volvo Excavator – proving that protecting your asset isn’t exclusively for your car or van.
The geographical spread of vehicles stolen echoes the 2020 data, says Global Telemetrics, with London, Essex, Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham being key hotspots. The company believes that this is most likely due to the concentration of high-value vehicles in these areas and the gang culture which has shaped vehicle crime in these areas during recent years.
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Gavin Hennessy, Operations Manager at Global Telemetrics said: “Sadly certain aspects of vehicle theft will always be inevitable, especially for those drivers of highly desirable cars, vans and bikes, but that doesn’t mean vehicle owners can’t protect themselves. A tracker is the simplest way to ensure that should the worst happen, you can significantly increase the chance of getting your car back in one piece. With our dedicated in-house operatives and repatriation teams working in partnership with local police forces, we are often able to track down stolen vehicles quickly and with minimal fuss.”
Global Telemetrics’ Top 10 Most Stolen in 2021
- Range Rover Sport
- Range Rover Vogue
- Ford Transit
- BMW X6
- BMW X5
- Range Rover Velar
- Range Rover Autobiography
- Land Rover Defender
- Land Rover Discovery
- Fiat Ducato
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.