Automobile Theft

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Automobile Theft

The act of stealing a motor vehicle from its proper owner or user. Many automobiles are stolen so the thieves can sell the parts. Other times, a car may be stolen for illicit purposes such as drug running. Car insurance often protects against automobile theft.
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A MAN is wanted by West Yorkshire Police over alleged car thefts.
RIGA, July 25 (LETA) - Police officers fired at least fifteen shots while pursuing a man wanted for car thefts, the Riga Region Criminal Police Chief Andrejs Sozinovs told reporters today while commenting on last night's car chase during which several officers suffered injuries.
NEW analysis has revealed that nine out of ten investigations into car thefts get dropped by police, meaning the criminal gets away with it.
Fortunately, the number of car thefts are lower now then they have been in two years, with only 69 reported across the whole ofin June.
The latest police figures show that there were 7,755 car thefts committed across Greater Manchester in 2018.
The latest police figures show that there were 11,491 car thefts committed across the West Midlands in 2018.
Kirkwall, the largest town in Orkney, is the safest location, with the lowest rate of reported car thefts at 0.3 per 1,000 insurance quotes.
The latest police figures show that there were 2,969 car thefts committed across Merseyside in 2018.
Queensway, on Caia Park, was the worst with six car thefts during 2018 - that equates to one vehicle stolen every two months.
North Wales Police's Sergeant Katie Davies said: "The level of car thefts continue to rise nationally, and North Wales is no exception to this.
The number of car thefts nationwide decreased by 56.8 percent for the month of May compared to the same period last year, a police spokesperson bared Wednesday.