Vehicle Theft Rising in Australia

May 31

Vehicle theft is an emerging issue in Australia where around 56,300 motor vehicles have been filched in 2019-20 which means that nearly 154 vehicles are being stolen in a day. This nerve-wracking challenge has now become the talk of the town where vehicle owners are dealing with this rising threat on a daily basis. Even though law enforcement authorities have tried to handle the risk, the ratio of car theft is increasing every year and since the pandemic has started, it has been increased to an alarming point.

Aussies often believe that they might not be the target of the thieves and lose their cars due to a lack of or ineffective car security. Therefore, installing any kind of a security device particularly a high-end vehicle GPS tracker is as necessary as having airbags in your car because both save you from a potential disaster. 

The chances of losing your vehicle in a potential theft are based on where you reside in Australia and where you are parking your vehicle. Now the real question is how to safeguard my vehicle? Worry not because we will provide you information on how a GPS tracker can protect your vehicle but before we begin it is necessary to look at some data to understand the current vehicle theft situation in Australia.

Vehicle Theft Statistics in 2019-2020

  • According to National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, there were around 12,064 car thefts in 2020 in the NSW area.
  • The highest number of thefts were recorded in 2019-20 in Canterbury-Bankstown (640 thefts), followed by Central Coast and Blacktown (590 thefts).
  • Theft of the vehicles is associated with the vehicle’s popularity and current demand. 
  • In the last few years, small cars and SUVs were among the top stolen cars in the country.

Vehicle Theft Statistics in 2019-2020

Residential Areas are Top Targets

  • In 2019-20, the majority of the cars (54.3%) were stolen from residential areas.
  • The second risky areas for car theft were the streets where around 24% of car theft incidents have occurred.
  • Nearly 11 percent of people have lost their cars parked in corporate, market, or government facilities.
  • In 2019-20, vehicles that were in the range of 5 and 14 years old were considered as the most stolen cars and were 44% of total stolen vehicles.
  • Four years old stolen cars were 20% of total stolen vehicles.
  • Nearly 16.4% of total stolen vehicles were between 15 to 19 years old.

Residential Areas are Top Targets

GPS Car Security – A Way to Safeguard your Vehicle

GPS tracker is the easiest and cheapest way to protect your vehicle and track it if it gets stolen. Due to its reliability and effectiveness, many vehicle owners are showing their interest in installing GPS trackers. With evolving technology, you can get amazing features in an affordable package. However, people are generally confused and ask “what a tracker for my car can do?”. So here is an answer :

  • Instant email/SMS alerts  if someone tries to open your vehicle doors.
  • Instant mobile app/SMS notifications when you lock or unlock the vehicle.
  • Mobile apps alerts and notifications for ignition on/off.
  • Realtime tracking for the vehicle through your phone or computer.
  • A simple plug and play installation.

If you want to get more info about GPS Trackers or confuse about what is a good tracker for your car then please feel free to call us at 02 8896 4380 or register to our free demo to see the tracker in action.