Number plate theft is on the rise in Victoria
Number plate theft is a big problem in Victoria, with nearly 15,000 number plate thefts recorded in 2021. Find out why number plate theft is on the rise, which areas are hit the hardest, and what you can do to protect your car.
Thieves across Victoria are targeting vehicle number plates, lifting them off cars and transferring them to their own vehicles to carry out crimes, often with stolen vehicles. With so many cars parked in sleepy side streets and at car yards, thieves have plenty of targets to choose from. However, not all number plate theft entails physical theft. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to make your number plates more difficult to steal – both in person and online.