Which Country Has the Most Motor Vehicle Thefts Recorded?

Motor Vehicle Thefts Recorded by the Police, 2012 or latest
Law & Crime | December 30, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 66 countries in 2012, USA ranked the highest in motor vehicle thefts recorded by the police with 721,053 followed by Mexico and Italy. On the other end of the scale was Montenegro with 43.0, Tajikistan with 48.0 and Azerbaijan with 60.0.

Data for more countries are available at Motor Vehicle Thefts Recorded by the Police indicator page.

Motor Vehicle Thefts Recorded by the Police Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Australia ... 75,377 70,614 68,265 59,649 54,820
Brazil ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 210,212 188,713 183,048 188,205 121,486
Canada ... 158,638 145,714 125,568 107,992 92,506
Chile ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 13,638 19,284 21,422 27,864 30,782
France ... ... 243,153 224,658 211,484 207,947 195,196
Germany ... 90,224 92,628 89,036 87,693 83,480
India ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 90,951 100,255 120,032 140,027 147,475 ... ...
Indonesia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 34,804 37,506 35,668
Italy ... 280,167 277,549 229,961 213,407 197,583
Japan ... 129,352 114,818 107,869 107,931 97,266
Mexico ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 146,808 163,131 193,856 202,480 229,965
Russia ... ... ... ... ... 64,535 58,427 52,820 49,288 47,587 ...
Spain ... ... 118,476 106,945 92,196 77,898 65,672
USA ... 1,198,245 1,100,472 959,059 795,652 739,565
United Kingdom ... 211,904 185,428 161,865 129,924 117,701