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Mike Stevens | Mar, 30 2015 | 0 Comments

New data for 2014 shows that Holden remains the top pick for car thieves in Victoria, reflecting numbers drawn from across the nation in recent years.

In 2014, the Holden brand accounted for 2791 of all reported automobile thefts, followed closely by Nissan on 2634 and 2337 for Toyota models.

Overall, the number of car theft offences in 2014 grew 11.5 percent to 16,686.

Victoria Police say that three out of four stolen cars are recovered within a year, although a huge 12,119 of vehicle thefts in 2014 remain unsolved.

The area with the greatest number of thefts in 2014 was again Hume, although Darebin recorded the highest rate per 100,000 population.

A report released by the Crime Statistics Agency reveals that 83 percent of identified car thieves were male, with 40 percent of those aged between 15 to 19.

Victoria Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Jack Blayney said that most stolen car offences revolve around “joy-riding and other dangerous driving”.

Top five makes stolen to 31 December 2014:

  1. Holden (2,791)
  2. Nissan (2,634)
  3. Toyota (2,337)
  4. Ford (2,140)
  5. Honda (1,051)

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