ten years ago, it was reported just over 15,000 cars stolen. Since then, the number of stolen vehicles has been decreasing steadily, and after 2019, the annual statistics reveals that car thefts declined, is at an all-time low. In the last year there were only 7.180 cars, according to statistics from the emergency services.
"It's a pretty natural progression," he Brala, motorexpert of the insurance company Trygg Hansa, and continued:
" It has something to do with the immobilizer, also known as the immobilizern, which became a statutory part of the new cars from the year 1998 onwards. This means that you need to be fairly technical in order to be able to steal a car.
He also said that the decline may also be explained by the fact that the car fleet will look, and the old ones, which were easier to steal, goes to the scrap yard.
the number of stolen cars, the percentage of cars that are never to be found again, growing steadily. The 7.180 of the cars that were stolen in 2019 disappeared in 22% seconds. It's a real growth to 2018, when 19 per cent of the cars are never recovered. Ten years ago, I lost to only twenty percent of the stolen cars.
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" I think the increase is the result of that, we have a very nice fleet of vehicles, there are a lot of areas with high concentrations of automobiles, which are beautiful. There is demand for cars, and car parts abroad, so I think that Sweden is a great country of thieves, " he Brala.
above all, It is the newer of the cars that are disappearing overseas. Emergency service produces a separate report, the statistics for vehicles of model years 2014 to 2020 and the group disappeared, with 29 per cent of the stolen vehicles, without having to be found.
" We have a wide cooperation with foreign police authorities, and we see a lot of cars in the ports of the Baltic states, which serves as a kind of transit point before they go on. We followed the cars with the spårsändare as far away as Asia, and have found that they have been through the Baltic states, " he Brala.
the most stolen cars are mainly the German so-called premium brands, but the list was topped by the Volvo.
" To the top of that list is not only because the Volvo is a popular car brand in Sweden. The well-organized international brottsnätverken know that it's Sweden and they are looking for when they get the orders, of the Practical, " he Brala.
How will this affect the insurance premiums of the car owners?
with all the commercial rates, if you look at the historical skadedata, that is to say, what is the nature of the damage to a specific model. If a model is stolen, many times, it does affect the premium, in the long run. However, many of the ones that are being stolen are the premium cars and would love to come back, the premier of the day. The premium may not be increased in the morning, but in the long run.
It's not only the cars that are being stolen. Emergency services are reporting that the police are seeing a big increase in the theft of catalytic converters and particulate filters. What are the parts of a car's exhaust system that contains precious metals, and has a high scrap value. The theft of older vehicles, while the particulate removed from the newer cars. Elements like the headlamps, navigation system, and steering wheels are being stolen on a smaller scale.
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the Number 2.111 stöldtillfällen, which represents a decrease of eight per cent compared to the year 2018. Mainly, it was during the first half of the year, as the point reduction. In the autumn, and especially October, there was a stöldvåg with several of the reported cases. According to the emergency services, can this point be traced back to gangs with roots in the Baltic region.
In February, the government announced that it will see to it that the duty will have greater powers to control and to stop the suspected stolen goods, who is about to be out of the country. It has been a frustration at the fact that the customs do not currently have any legal authority to stop suspected stolen goods.
" it Will be tough for the international stöldligor to operate in Sweden, so they may be making use of other methods or have to leave. I also think that we can make an analogy as to how you as an individual can be more difficult for the thieves. All of which makes it a little more difficult to steal a car is a good thing. However, it is clear that the industry is keen to see that the customs of the greater powers, saying the Brala.<