Nearly 1,000 fewer cars stolen in 2021

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2021 is not over yet, but things are looking good in terms of the number of car thefts that have occurred this year. Now every stolen car is of course one too many, but in the first eleven months of this year almost 1,000 fewer passenger cars were stolen than in the same period last year!

In the first eleven months of 2021, 4,940 passenger cars were stolen, the Dutch Association of Insurers reported. That is 948 fewer than were stolen in the same period last year.

According to the Insurers’ Ban, the decrease in car thefts may be related to the introduction of the curfew. In the figures, for example, a significant decrease in the number of reported car thefts can be observed, especially in the months of January, February and March. In January 156 fewer cars were stolen than in the same month last year and in February 219 fewer cars were stolen. The curfew was introduced on January 23 and came to an end at the end of April. This statement is not entirely conclusive, emphasizes the insurers’ representative. In the same months, large differences can be seen between major cities.

In January, the National Vehicle Crime Information Center (LIV) will publish all the theft figures for this year.

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