Car insurance comparison website, Confused.com, have conducted a study to discover the types of cars most likely to be targeted by thieves in the UK.
If you’re the owner of a Ford KA then you will be pleased to hear that this model came out as the least likely to be stolen, according to the results of the confused.com research. Out of the 9,000 KA owners who took part in the study, not one theft of this mini Ford model was reported between 2004-2011, which spells good news for the owners as this should have a favourable knock on effect on the cost of insurance for this model.
However drivers of the Toyota Yaris will need to double check their cars are kept locked and keyed at all times as this car was found to be the most likely to be stolen according to the survey. The poll calculated a theft incident rate of 0.41% for the Toyota Yaris which equates to 1 in every 244 models being stolen.
After the Yaris the cars most at risk from thieves include are the Volkswagen Touareg followed by the Volvo XC90, Porsche 911 and the Seat Altea.
Not surprisingly, thieves are attracted to powerful and fast cars as stealing a luxury car such as a Range Rover Sport or a BMW has extra Kudos amongst other car thieves.
However these vehicles also benefit from high levels of protection making it harder for robbers to make away with the vehicles so for this reason, the thieves are more likely to attempt to steal the keys by going “letter box fishing” or by entering a house via the back door to search for keys belonging to the car which they’ve set their sights on stealing.