In early 2019, the West Midlands Police (WMP) and Crime Commissioner(PCC), at that time Mr Jamieson, agreed to help the government tackle car crime by making contributions to its new Vehicle Crime Taskforce. this followed a 2018 meeting with Ford, Nissan, Audi, Jaguar LandRover to put pressure on them to close security loopholes in their keyless technology. The 2019 post can be read here.
Car thefts in the West Midlands have almost tripled since 2015 and, as such, Mr Jamieson made tackling the issue a priority for the area’s police. The task force was to meet every 6 months. To date, little information about the meetings, if they occurred, has been provided.
2021 saw ‘New car theft figures published‘, (below), the obvious headline numbers being:
NUMBER OF VEHICLES STOLEN 2019 – 9,086
NUMBER OF VEHICLES STOLEN 2020 – 8,453
Commenting on the figures, the PCC said: “These figures show great improvements for manufacturers like Jaguar Land Rover and Audi. For those with an interest in the subject, we provide the 2022 figures, with the 2023 theft numbers to date, we have undertaken some sorting but of note:
Ford and Land Rover / Range Rovers remain popular, but vans appear to have become more so:
NUMBER OF VEHICLES STOLEN 2022 – 15,415. to the end of October 2022 the number was 12,713
NUMBER OF VEHICLES STOLEN 2023, to the end of October – 11,854. Seemingly a reduction but sadly, it is very difficult to accept any figures at face value; subject to whom you approach, the figures differ wildly.
Should you note anything of interest in the latest figures, which we produce here (with some additional tags, data sorting), 2022 & 2023 QUESTION 1 ALL VEHICLES REPORTED STOLEN (1) please do not hesitate to contact us:
|% OF ALL CARS STOLEN 2019||% OF ALL CARS STOLEN 2020||% OF REGISTRATIONS3 2010-2019||NUMBER OF VEHICLES STOLEN 2019||NUMBER OF VEHICLES STOLEN 2020|
|All Theft of Motor Vehicle2||9,086||8,453|
1 – Includes Range Rover
4 – Includes cars, light goods vehicles, motorbikes, scooters, buses, heavy goods vehicles.
source – 2022/23 figures.