HIGH-END DEMAND: The Porsche 911 Carrera S is the most likely car to be stolen in the United Kingdom, according to a report. Image: Newspress
London - In September the South African Police (SAPS) released the 2015/16 annual crime survey. The report stated that 53 809 motor vehicles and motor cycles were reported stolen in a 12-month period.
And while we don't have statistics on which particular models are the most likely to be stolen here in South Africa, the United Kingdom's MyCarCheck.com has listed the five cars most at risk of being stolen in the UK in 2016.
The list is topped by some distance by the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, with one in six registrations checked returning a stolen warning.
Second most at risk was the Mercedes-Benz CLC 220 Cdi Sport Auto, with 1 in 11 checked returning a stolen warning, followed by the Range Rover Evoque Dynamics D4A, Honda Jazz SE CVT and Ford Fiesta Zetec.
Cars with highest percentage of stolen warnings in 2016:
Make and model % checks
1. Porsche 911 Carrera 4S - 16.67%
2. Mercedes-Benz CLC 220 Cdi Sport Auto - 9.09%
3. Range Rover Evoque Dynamics D4A - 5.26%
4. Honda Jazz SE CVT- 1.33%
5. Ford Fiesta Zetec - 0.26%
Source: Mycarcheck.com (models with minimum 10 checks giving at least 2 stolen warnings)
Read: Crime stats SA: 55 000+ stolen vehicles
Head of MyCarCheck.com, Roger Powell, said: “It should come as no surprise that the cars most at risk of being stolen in 2016 are prestige models: a Porsche 911 sports car, Mercedes-benz Clc220 coupe and Land Rover Evoque SUV. They are desirable to used car buyers and targeted by car thieves due to the profit potential.
"The fact that the UK’s best-selling car, the Fiesta, is fifth on our list shows that any used car for sale can potentially be stolen."