How to protect your car from number plate theft
Number plate theft is increasing in Victoria. Discover what you can do to protect your number plates from being stolen.
Number plate theft is on the rise in Victoria, with 15,622 offences recorded in the year ending March 2023, an increase of seven per cent compared to the prior corresponding period according to data from the Crime Statistics Agency.
Thieves across Victoria are targeting vehicle number plates, lifting them off cars and transferring them to their own vehicles, which are sometimes stolen. 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.