New London Car Crime Stats Released

There were nearly 102,000 vehicles stolen in England and Wales in 2021; 32,294 vehicles were stolen in London last year alone which makes it official – London is the UK capital of car crime. For anyone in Motor insurance, it’s good to factor in the London effect when it comes to risk.

While specific statistics on vehicle crime are disseminated online either through official channels, FOI requests, news reports and independent research there hasn’t been a single central location where the answers to the most frequently asked questions about vehicle crime in London could be found. has curated the most important and up-to-date statistics on the capital’s vehicle crime to give a picture of the specific areas of concern, and how London’s crime stacks up to other areas in the UK.

The resource uses publicly available data to illustrate and answer the following:

  • Where does vehicle theft in London occur?

  • The cost of car crime in London

  • Convictions and arrests for vehicle crime in London

  • How many stolen vehicles are recovered?

  • Which car models are being stolen in London?

  • London vehicle crime compared to rest of UK

  • Types of vehicle theft and crime

Vehicle-owning Londoners can inform themselves about how at risk their vehicle is according to the area they live in, the model of vehicle they own (and therefore its potential vulnerabilities), and where they park it. We hope that this round up of data is one tool they can use to do just that.

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