No easy ride for auto criminals

The police face a lot of vehicle crime, and it is one of the more common crimes. In as little as ten seconds, a thief can gain access to your vehicle to steal your belongings. You can take a variety of preventative steps to make it harder for thieves.

  • Use of theft-resistant number plates
  • Storing documents for your car at home, not in your vehicle
  • Close your sunroof and windows
  • Keep things out of the boot
  • When you leave your vehicle, take removable stereos and satellite navigation systems with you.
  • When you leave your vehicle, remove all personal items including jackets and coats.

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It is also a great idea to park in safer places. You can search for car parks with the ‘Park Safe” signs, which have been approved by the police’s ‘Safer parking’ scheme and are covered by CCTV. For CCTV Worcester, visit

You can have your vehicle’s registration or last seven digits (VIN) etched on the window. It makes it harder for thieves to steal your car, as the information is clearly visible. This makes it much easier to recover your vehicle if it’s stolen.

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Did you know you can compare the security features of new vehicles, including cars, motorbikes, and vans, on the Thatcham site? The Thatcham website compares vehicles using a points system. This can help you choose the vehicle that has the best safety features for you.

Installing a vehicle tracker is another option for security that will give you peace-of-mind in the event your vehicle is stolen. The tracking system uses automatic vehicle location with software that collects data on location. GPS is often used to locate the vehicle. The location of the vehicle can be viewed on online electronic maps or with specialist software.

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