Vehicle theft

The Most Stolen Vehicles in 2023

One car was stolen on average every 8 minutes in the UK in 2023, with 176 cars being stolen each day. The DVLA has published a list of the top ten most thieved vehicles and some on the list may surprise you…Yes, that’s right, the most targeted car of last year was the Ford Fiesta!

Why? Because the Ford Fiesta remains the UK’s most popular car, with more than a million of them registered on the road, but Ford’s decision to discontinue the Fiesta last year has made parts difficult to come by. The model is being stolen and stripped of parts, which are then being sold secondhand. Indeed, a Ford Fiesta was stolen once every 88 minutes in 2023, that was 16 a day!

The Ford Focus was the second most stolen car in the UK.

Here’s the entire list:

  1. Ford Fiesta: 5,976 (down 0.1%)
  2. Ford Focus: 2,120 (down 3.0%)
  3. VW Golf: 2038 (up 0.1%)
  4. Mercedes Bens C-Class: 1,786 (up 29.6%)
  5. Range Rover Sport: 1,631 (down 28.6%)
  6. Range Rover Evoque 1,489 (down 2.8%)
  7. BMW 3 Series: 1,466 (down 0.8%)
  8. Vauxhall Corsa: 1,110 (down 13.3%)
  9. Vauxhall Astra: 1,086 (down 12.4%)
  10. Land Rover Discovery Sport: 954 (up 15.2%)

DVLA reported motor thefts in 2023 (1 Jan 2023-31 Dec 2023)

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