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 2021)
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
To find out more about Global Telemetrics’s vehicle tracking options and how they can empower your security please visit www.globaltelemetrics.com or 0800 279 6401.