Almost 300 cars stolen each day in the UK

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Nearly 300 cars are stolen everyday across the UK, according to figures from the Home Office.

Its report revealed to motor insurance owners that the number of vehicle thefts has dropped in the last year from 119,000 in 2009 to 107,000 in 2010.

However, security firm Tracker noted that many criminals now try to use jamming devices to disable the signal an automobile's GPS satellite and receiver can give to police forces, preventing the car being found.

Stuart Chapman, head of the police relationship team at Tracker, said: "People don’t realise how easy it is for jammers to be bought online for as little as £20 and that these are actively being used to get the better of police."

He added that drivers should do all they can to protect their vehicles from car thieves.

Recently, the Institute of Advanced Motorists advised British automobile owners to make sure their motors are insured to give them extra security but also to comply with the new Continuous Insurance Enforcement law.

Posted by Rick Malone

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