Car Crime

Although Home Office reports indicate that car crime is falling, over 360 cars are still attacked by criminals every hour. As vehicle security becomes more sophisticated, so do the techniques of the professional thief, with the measures they use to break into, steal or sell-on cars becoming more and more ingenious.

However, there are many steps you can take to help combat car crime, including common sense behaviour that can help to deter thieves, security devices such as car alarms, immobilisers, tracking systems and specially designed plates to prevent number plate theft. If thieves do manage to steal your car or its identity, we offer some practical help and guidance on what to do next.

Deterring Car Thieves
Find out how to deter criminals from stealing your car or belongings with these handy tips ...
Security Equipment & Devices
The equipment that can be used to help secure your car against thieves ...
Security System Ratings
A look at the Thatcham categories for car security systems ...
Number Plate Theft
How using a theft resistant number plate can reduce the problems of cloning and ringing ...
Vehicle Identity Check (VIC)
This new scheme aims to deter criminals from using the identity of scrapped vehicles to disguise stolen cars ...
What to do if Your Car is Cloned
Are you getting parking or speeding tickets from somewhere you've never been? You may have just become the latest victim of car cloning ...
What to do if Your Car is Stolen
Find out what steps you'll need to take if your vehicle has been stolen ...