Easing of coronavirus lockdown leads to 32% increase in car thefts


Easing of coronavirus lockdown leads to 32% increase in car thefts according to Tracker
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London boroughs nine of top 10 car theft locations


The top 20 locations in the UK for car theft have been revealed in a new survey, and it’s not good news for motorists living in London.
How is keyless car theft affecting insurance?

How is keyless car theft affecting insurance?


With more and more cars becoming keyless, car thieves are shifting their focus with increasing success. This, inevitably, is affecting insurance.
Keyless theft and other ways thieves steal cars, and how to prevent it

Six ways thieves can break into a car and how to prevent...


The days of hotwiring cars are long gone. Today’s thieves use a variety of sophisticated techniques to gain access to cars and start the engine...

Keyless car thief ordered to pay £1.3m+ fine


A convicted criminal from Croydon has been ordered to pay a seven-figure fine for his role in a number of keyless car thefts.
Ford Focus ST smart key fob keyless start and entry upgrade

Motion sensor fobs 'short term' fix for thefts


Motion sensor key fobs may not be the panacea motorists were hoping for after they were described as a short term fix.
Keyless car thefts help push insurance claims to seven-year high

Keyless car thefts cause insurance claim surge


The Association of British Insurers says keyless thefts have helped cause stolen car claim costs to double over the last five years.
Car thefts increased 9% last year

Car thefts increased by 9% last year


The number of car thefts rocketed by nearly 9% in 2018, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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New anti-keyless theft fob from Ford


Ford has launched a new key fob that the company claims makes its cars impervious to "relay attack" thefts.

Mixed results in first new car keyless tech tests


In tests conducted by Thatcham Research, nearly two thirds of the assessed vehicles were found to be susceptible to keyless car thefts.
The Sun reporters steal 10 keyless cars in seconds with legal gadget

Reporters 'steal' 10 keyless cars in seconds


Reporters from The Sun newspaper managed to steal 10 cars in "a few moments" using a legal gadget than can unlock the doors and start the engines

Car thefts up 49% in five years


New data from the Home Office shows 111,999 vehicles were stolen in the UK in the period 2017-18, up 49% in five years.

Video: Car thief detained in citizens arrest


A neighbourhood community in Alaska detained a suspected car thief who was apparently trying to make off with a local resident's SUV.