What we're doing about vehicle crime

Spreading the Secure Your Motor message

The Secure your Motor campaign aims to help you avoid becoming the victim of car crime by alerting you to the danger of opportunistic car thieves. Adverts have run on TV, radio and the internet, with posters at petrol pump nozzles and parking meters.

Keep it hidden

If a car park attendant, street warden or Police Community Support Officer sees a car in a public place with anything left on view, the vehicle's owner is sent a letter and leaflet offering advice on how to outsmart the criminal. It's best never to leave anything on view in your car, but if you have to, lock it in the boot where it is out of sight.

Talking to voluntary and community groups

We particularly want to draw attention to the information available on the internet to help groups relay car crime prevention messages in their neighbourhoods.

The Car and Bike Theft Indexes - which kinds are stolen most often?

Here are the 10 most stolen vehicles as reported by the NICB - the number in parentheses is the model year most stolen:

  1. Honda Civic (1995)
  2. Honda Accord (1991)
  3. Toyota Camry (1989)
  4. Ford F-150 (1997)
  5. Chevrolet C/K 1500 (1994)
  6. Acura Integra (1994)
  7. Dodge Ram Pickup (2004)
  8. Nissan Sentra (1994)
  9. Toyota Pickup (1988)
  10. Toyota Corolla (2007)