Vehicle crime accounts for about a fifth of all crime and costs the country at least £3.5 billion a year. Here are a few car theft statistics:
- There were more than 300,000 reported cases of ‘
theft-of‘ vehicles and 650,000 reported cases of ‘theft-from’ vehicles in 2002/2003.
- Cars more than five years old are now at greatest risk of being stolen.
- The true scale of ‘theft-from’ offences is much higher than the recorded rate. The British Crime Survey estimates around 1.8 million offences per year (three times the recorded rate).
Current TrendsEvery 20 seconds a motor vehicle is stolen in Europe, a statistic which is showing no significant reduction. For 25 years Cobra has been at the forefront of protecting vehicles and their contents with highly innovative products, substantial expenditure on research and development, leading-edge design and manufacturing techniques. Our experience in the vehicle security industry is unsurpassed.
Cobra products are also acknowledged by the industry as the easiest to install and support. A combination of the above has led to market leadership in many European countries and the endorsement of many vehicle manufacturers by specifying and fitting Cobra systems as original equipment.
Vehicle crime costs over £3 billion a year, not to mention the distress and inconvenience caused. The government has set a national target of reducing vehicle crime by 30% by 2004.
Our aim is to empower drivers and the wider community with information about how to work together to bring vehicle crime down and to have the means to take very real and practical steps to prevent theft of and from vehicles