Almost 10,000 commercial vehicle thefts were recorded in the last 12 months, that's up 45% in the last four years with over 30,000 vans reported stolen across the UK since 2015/16
A total of 32,056 vans have been stolen over the last four years with almost 10,000 thefts recorded across the UK in the last year alone, according to official police statistics. The 2018/19 figures represent a year-on-year rise of 4% and a 45% increase since 2015/16.
Of the 9,371 van thefts reported in the past 12 months, the Metropolitan Police recorded more than half of the total with 4,777 commercial vehicles stolen in the area Met Ploice area with a rise of 15%.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles who carried out the research is committed to supporting their customers wherever possible and that includes preventing them from becoming victims of van theft.
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