Vehicle Crime: The Facts
Over 2,700 vehicles are stolen every day throughout Europe*
Over 50% of these stolen vehicles are never recovered*
85% of stolen cars registered after 1997 were stolen with the car keys**
Thieves break into houses or force drivers out of vehicles by carjacking.
Stealing the keys is the easiest way they can steal the vehicle.
* Source: Europol
** Source: Home Office Research, Development & Statistics Directorate