Is your car at risk of theft?
Discover the most common reasons for car theft, as well as some tips to reduce the risk of it happening to you.
Relaxed attitudes to car security are making it ‘easy’ for opportunist thieves to take advantage of Victorian motorists and steal cars directly from properties and driveways, according to new crime statistics.
In the year-ending June 2021, around 10,000 cars were stolen across Victoria, while there were around 40,000 cases of items being stolen from a car.
Remarkably, more than half of all cars stolen were from the owner’s driveway, garage, or carport – using the owner’s set of keys.
RACV Policy Lead – Safety, Elvira Lazar says the data highlights the need for Victorians to be mindful of simple ways that help reduce the risk of car theft.
“We’ve all spent so much time at home and haven’t necessarily been taking the safety precautions we usually do with our cars, which has left room for opportunistic thieves to take advantage.”
“Along with Comprehensive Car Insurance, there are several things Victorian motorists can do to mitigate the risk and financial loss stemming from car theft."
To help you avoid the stress, inconvenience and cost of having your car stolen, here are the most common reasons for car theft, as well as some tips to reduce the risk of it happening to you.