Between 2015 and 2019, van thefts have increased from 4,450 to 8,072- meaning van theft figures up 81%. That is a worrying statistic for any van owner.
Although the full statistics from 2020 are not currently available, they are set to reach around 10,928 and around 12,669 for 2021. If this trend continues, research from Comparethemarket.com predicts there could be as many as 20,531 by 2030
Break Those Figures Down By Day and You Get:
No one wants to be one of the unlucky ones, but with thefts increasing like that- there has never been a better time to make sure the security on your van is up to scratch.
What is Van Theft Like Where You Live?
Is Your Van in The Most Likely to be Stolen?
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is the most stolen van in the UK. The 313 CDI and the 314 CDI models come first and second on the list of the most stolen and there were 2,595 of them stolen in 2019.
The Ford Transit and Ford Transit Custom models make up the rest of the top 10 list, although this shouldn’t come as a surprise as there are more of these on the road.
What is Most Likely to be Stolen From Your Van?
The items that were most frequently stolen from van break-ins, coming in at 67%, were tools. This is hardly surprising. What is a bit more of a worry if you do have tools stolen from your van, is that only 1% of stolen tools are ever recovered.
Here is the list of the items that are most commonly stolen when vans are stolen/broken into:
Personal items (41.7%)
Electronic devices (25.0%)
Sale goods (16.7%)
Customer supplies (13.9%)
Van equipment / parts (13.9%)
What Can We Do to Help?
At Van Monkey, we offer a variety of security options- so that you can keep your hands on your van and the things inside it!
We can supply and fit your van with any of these solutions from the day you order it. If you decide you want to improve the all-round security of your van after you’ve bought it, then we can help there too!
From deadlocks to Armaplate or more high-tech solutions such as: ghost immobilisers and OBD Port Protectors- we can offer the security solutions you need for peace of mind.
You can read more about all of the security systems we have on offer here
As always, thanks for reading and we hope to see you again soon!