Current Affairs
Is there less chance of your car being stolen?

It results that some 300 vehicles ended up being stolen in the course of last year, with Inspector Arthur Mercieca stating on TVAM this morning that the rate of vehicle thefts has gone down in recent years.

Inspector Mercieca explained that the chance of a vehicle being stolen is now less, because many vehicles are equipped with sophisticated technology, which makes it more difficult for the vehicles to be stolen. Inspector Mercieca added, however, that one still comes across drivers who negligently forget to lock their vehicles and even sometimes leave the engine running, which of course results in a theft.

Inspector Mercieca stated that vehicles are stolen for various reasons – for parts, for joy rides by under-age drivers who take the car and then abandon it somewhere else, because of insurance fraud, and also to be used for other crimes.

Vehicles are generally stolen from out-of-the-way areas, and reports of stolen vehicles mainly come in from Birkirkara, Hamrun and St Julians. On average, some 40% of stolen vehicles are recovered.

The following are excerpts from Inspector Mercieca’s interview on TVAM this morning:

You can again follow today’s TVAM on  TVMi – TVAM is broadcast Mondays through to Fridays on TVM and TVMi between 7.00 a.m. and 9.00 a.m.


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