2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
For the first time, fewer than 20,000 vehicles have been stolen in Germany. Instead, the number of stolen mopeds increased.
Fewer and fewer cars are being stolen in Germany: In 2006, thieves looted exactly 18,965 and thus for the first time fewer than 20,000 cars, according to the German Insurance Association (GDV) in Berlin. Ten years ago, 76,266 cases were recorded.
Decrease of 16.4 percent
For cars stolen in 2006, the insurance companies paid compensation totaling 211.4 million euros. That is a decrease of 16.5 percent compared to the previous year. However, the average damage per theft rose by 4.6 percent to 11,144 euros.
According to statistics, the Golf IV R32 and the BMW X5 3.0D were the most frequently stolen - each 13.7 per 1000 insured models. The VW Caravelle large sedan follows in third place. The Porsche Cayenne 4.5 is in fourth place. According to GDV, the greatest risk of theft is with cars that are 12 years or older. One of the reasons for this is that, in contrast to newer cars, their safety technology can be more easily overcome.
Fewer motorcycles stolen
German insurance companies paid more than 47 million euros in compensation for stolen two-wheelers. A total of 5111 motorcycles and scooters were stolen. Here the numbers fell by 12.6 percent. For this, more than 10,000 mopeds were stolen, which corresponds to an increase of 7.5 percent. (dpa)