The vehicle theft statistics in the UK paint a grim picture; according to DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency), 56.288 cars were stolen in 2019 which means a car was targeted and stolen by criminals almost every 10 minutes. The meteoric rise in the number of vehicle theft over the last 5 years is largely attributed to the organised crime gangs exploiting keyless entry systems and lack of policing throughout the country.

Statistics indicate that only 40% of vehicles are recovered and the cars returned to their owner are either damaged or completely written off. This is one of the many reasons why every car owner should have their vehicles fitted with a tracking device, and among all the GPS tracking devices on the market, Thatcham-approved Insurance Trackers are one of the most effective and reliable systems available in the UK.