Which Country Has the Most Motor Vehicle Thefts Recorded?

Motor Vehicle Thefts Recorded by the Police, 2012 or latest
Law & Crime | February 22, 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 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 1,198,240 1,100,470 959,059 795,652 739,565
United Kingdom 211,904 185,428 161,865 129,924 117,701