Tackling vehicle crime


Crime Reduction Strategy


Tackling vehicle crime

Vehicle crime accounts for over a fifth of all recorded crime, with over a million thefts recorded last year alone. We have set a national target to reduce vehicle crime by 30%
by March 2004 and in September 1999, the Vehicle Crime Reduction Action team, which includes representatives from Government and the motor and insurance industries, published its
5-year strategy. It concluded that through a combination of improved security on new and used cars, better links
between information systems, new procedures at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and improved security in car parks, vehicle crime could be reduced by over 300,000 offences
a year. Action is in hand to take these proposals forward.

Crime Targets Task Force
December 1999

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Last update:  19 February 2004

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