India's 10 Most Stolen Cars
Bangalore: Automobile theft is truly an expensive menace which is more than an insurance problem. Every year millions and billions are lost across the globe, primarily through replacements costs, police, health-care, court-system costs and for correctional services.
Though car owners may want to be particularly careful with certain models, the rate of car thefts has fallen 3.3 percent, the lowest rate since 1967, according to FBI crime statistics.
In India, the situation is rather worse. Being the second most populous country, India is a hotspot for carjackers. Car theft is so common in India that even people have started taking the condition lightly. But what happens after these are stolen? Most of the stolen cars are often immediately packed – with their vehicle identification numbers (VINs) still intact – and shipped abroad, where they are sold for many times their original market value. In other cases they are sold to unsuspecting customers. Some steal them to commit other crime and others, to get somewhere else.
With that here’s a list that compiles 10 most favorite cars for Indian crooks; as reported by the Mumbai police.
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