More than 5,500 vehicle crimes in Derbyshire last year

Fifteen vehicle crimes were committed every day in Derbyshire last year, figures show.

Monday, 4th March 2019, 2:30 pm
Updated Monday, 4th March 2019, 2:37 pm
More than 5,500 vehicle crimes were reported by Derbyshire Constabulary in 2018.

According to Click4Reg.co.uk, 5,536 vehicle crimes were reported by Derbyshire Constabulary in 2018, representing a 14 per cent decrease on the previous year.

The Metropolitan Police recorded the highest number of vehicle crimes in 2018 - at an astonishing 113,014.

Elie Fakhoury, managing director of Click4Reg.co.uk, said: "It's unfortunate as many car owners spend a tonne of time and money on maintaining all aspects of their vehicle to ensure it runs effortlessly and is road-worthy.

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"With the overall number of vehicle offences increasing from the prior year, it's a crime which is really impacting drivers."

There are plenty of ways to deter future vehicle offences using a few simple tips, including parking facing a wall to prevent a quick getaway, trying to park in areas with lots of footfall, making sure valuables are out of plain sight and double checking doors and windows.

Ellie added: "Individuals can take a range of cost-effective measures to protect their vehicle from the threat of lurking criminals.

"Overall, better caution and attention from the public can go a very long way in drastically reducing the amount of vehicle crimes across England and Wales."

Click4Reg.co.uk obtained the figures from data.police.uk