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Land Rover Defender tops list of UK's most stolen cars

Date: 20/11/2012 13:09:27
Category: Car tracking
Author: Joe Elvin

The Land Rover Defender is the UK's most stolen car, according to a new study.

A report by swiftcover.com has indicated that thieves are more likely to target this brand of vehicle than any other in Britain.

Luxury cars were more found to be targeted more often by car thieves despite there being far less of them in the UK. The BMW 7 Series was named as the second most popular target for car thieves, with the Audi A5 placing third.

In an interview with derbyshiretimes.co.uk, Derbyshire Police community support officer Jonathan Taylor urged Land Rover drivers to install some form of anti-theft technology in order to improve vehicle security.

He admitted: "When a Land Rover Defender is targeted, it can be extremely difficult to retrieve it if it is stripped into parts and then moved on."

Swiftcover.com researchers analysed more than 2,300 theft claims in order to generate a list of the UK's top ten most commonly stolen cars. According to aol.co.uk, other vehicles on the list included the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz ML, Range Rover, Audi TT, BMW Z4 and Audi A3.

The only non-luxury car to make the top ten was the Renault Laguna, which was found to be the tenth most stolen car in the UK.

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