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Ford Fiestas named in the top 10 stolen cars in the UK for 2022

Ford Fiestas named in the top 10 stolen cars in the UK for 2022

Ford Fiestas and Range Rovers were named as one of the most stolen cars in the UK for 2022 according to data from the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency).

The data has been analyzed by car leasing company Rivervale Leasing found until 22 November this year 58,082 stolen vehicles have been reported to the DVLA by the police.

That amounts to an average of 159 vehicles per day and 1,117 per week.

This is considerably higher than the number of stolen vehicles in 2021, which was 48,492.

DVLA data revealed that the Ford Fiesta soon to be discontinued was the most stolen in the UK in 2022, at 5,724 times.

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The Land Rover Range Rover came in second with 5,209 stolen units, while another Ford brand, the Ford Focus, came in third with 2,048 stolen units.

Top 10 stolen cars in the UK for 2022

1. Ford Fiesta – 5,724 stolen

2. Land Rover Range Rover – 5,209 stolen

3. Ford Focus – 2,048 stolen

4. Volkswagen Golf – 1959 stolen

5. Land Rover Discovery – 1,778 stolen

6. Vauxhall Corsa – 1,268 stolen

7. Vauxhall Astra – 1,215 stolen

8. Mercedes-Benz C Class – 981 stolen

9. Audi A3 – 805 stolen

10. Ford Ecosport – 656 stolen


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Vince Pemberton, CEO and auto expert at River fall said: “Keyless car theft, also known as relay theft, is becoming more common. This is where people take advantage of keyless entry, where they use a device to pick up the signal sent to the car.

“It’s hard to prevent, but you can reduce your chances of becoming a victim by storing your keys in a pouch or box designed to block the signal. A steering wheel lock and additional car alarm can also help prevent thieves from accessing and stealing your car.

“Finally, keep an eye out for people lurking, especially when you exit your vehicle. If you think someone poses a threat, notify the police.”