Leipzig, 13. September 2012 – The number of stolen vehicles in Germany has fallen slightly last year. This is the result of a study that the insurance portal money.commissioned. According to the study, in this country 41.057 cars reported as stolen, which means a decline of 2.2 percent towards the previous year.

500 million euros damage

In the current study, the theft numbers were set for the first time in relation to the number of authorized motor vehicles – not as eligible to the number of inhabitants. Alone on the 121 large cities alone account for 50 percent (22.499) All reported power carvings in Germany. Statistically considered, about 113 cars unintentionally changed the owner. This results in a damage of around 500 million euros, which is ultimately passed on by the insurance programs to the car owners.

The decline in stolen vehicles, of course, also has another cause: Increasingly, taders focus on certain parts such as factory navigation systems that are stolen instead of the whole car. Autohandler at the border with the Czech Republic and Poland have been complaining for years about this phenomena – one reason for the policy to debate this topic on an Interior Ministers Conference. The cracking of electronic safety devices, disassembling the "booty" in items, the false of documents and vehicle papers as well as the removal and resale emerge the image of a partly well-organized tader group, with sales markets in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East and North Africa. The image of the alone-tattle car snacker is already a thing of the past, it is called in the current study. From the fans who were caught, 31.4 percent from abroad came last year. In 1990, in the year of German unity, it was just 16 percent and 2008, in the year after the elimination of border controls to Poland and Czech Republic, 22.9 percent determined foreign thieves.

City problem

Especially the power carvest is a city table phanomena. In the anonymity of the coarse floor, thieves with the stolen cars can dive faster than in smaller municipalities or in the countryside. In addition, border-near cities and those with motorway connections to the removal of the Diebesgut is also a coveted target area. Thus, among the anti-theft wheels, many cities that lie in the east and north of the republic and have a good transit connection to Eastern Europe. Probably not without reason there is up to 80 percent of the suspects that do not have a German passport. And that’s exactly the worries that around 46 percent of the stolen cars have also disappeared in the long run.

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