These cars were the most stolen in 2020

The number of car thefts will decrease in 2020. According to insurer Interpolis, this is a decrease of almost five percent. The insurer will also let you know which cars were nevertheless stolen the most.

The Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Polo top the list of most stolen cars. The Fiat 500 completes the top three. SUVs are also popular: the Toyota RAV4, the Renault Captur, the Toyota CH-R and the Mazda CX-5 are all in the top ten. Those four are immediately the biggest risers in the ranking. The BMW 5 series, Audi A4, VW Transporter and Opel Corsa were stolen significantly less often last year than in 2019.

Interpolis states that the popularity of the Golf and Polo, but also of the SUVs, can be easily explained by criminals. There are simply a lot of them driving around. The fact that the Golf is at the top nationally does not mean that it is the most stolen car everywhere. For example, considerable differences are sometimes visible per province: in Zeeland the Audi A5 is the most popular car among the thieves’ guild, in Drenthe and Groningen the BMW 3-series.

Cars with keyless entry are stolen relatively more often. They are twice as likely to disappear from the parking lot. Stricter rules on keyless entry systems should prevent this from this year. Of course, more and more modern cars have keyless entry, so that may also partly explain that more and more cars are stolen with this system. Furthermore, German car brands are more susceptible to theft on the eastern border. “They often disappear to Eastern Europe. On the southern border with Belgium, French and Italian cars are also doing well,” explains Yvette Melis of Interpolis. Another type of thief is often active in the Randstad. shed stopped and then stripped. The parts are sold. ” The Range Rover is especially popular in the capital. One in five Range Rovers insured by Interpolis in the capital was stolen. “We don’t have a good explanation for this,” says Melis.

Top 10 2020 vs. 2019

2020 2019
Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Polo Volkswagen Polo
Fiat 500 Fiat 500
Renault Clio BMW 3 Series
Toyota RAV4 BMW 5 Series
BMW 3 Series Audi A4
Renault Captur Volkswagen Transporter
Toyota C-HR Opel Corsa
Ford Focus Audi A3
Mazda CX-5 Renault Clio

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