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Rising cost of car crime

Statistics released today by the Home Office British Crime Survey 2000 show that thefts of and from vehicles are costing owners and the insurance industry millions in uninsured losses.

Only 58% of vehicles stolen in Britain in 1999 were recovered, against over 70% just 10 years ago. A recent insurance industry survey indicates that uninsured loss to the owner (where the vehicle is not recovered) runs at an average of £2,500, not including any additional costs during the claims period, such as hire of a replacement vehicle.

According to the British Crime Survey, 31% of vehicles recovered were damaged beyond repair and a further 24% suffered extensive damage.

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