Car theft is a common practice all around the globe and Australia is one of them as well. According to the analysis, even after taking several legal steps, after every 10 minutes a vehicle is stolen in Australia. There are several actions which need to be taken in or to control the car theft cases and lower it down to some reasonable level. The recent study has shown that, more than 450000 light commercial vehicles have been stolen in Australia only in last year.
Australian government has taken several steps in order to reduce the number of car thefts in country. They have introduced increased police patrolling and have installed video surveillance and other monitoring techniques. There had been several TV and radio programs through which public awareness regarding car thieves’ intentions and to prevent them was made. By taking all these safety measures, car thieves are hesitant to steal cars from public areas because people are much more aware now.
Of course such measures have given a total now approach to thieves. Most of the cars nowadays are equipped with the car safety systems so thieves are usually noticed to steal car keys by breaking in homes rather than stealing cars by other means. There are many cases recorded in which thieves steal the car for some time and take off any or all parts which they could from the car. These parts are then sold to any automobile parts store or shipped abroad. Many stolen cars have been recovered whose parts were taken out and were never found back again.
As far as car thieves target in Australia regarding model of the car is concerned, they are usually noticed targeting Holdens, Toyota and Fords. This is indeed a huge financial loss as according to an analysis, the car theft causes a yearly financial loss of about $670 million.
These criminals work in group and usually have their families involved in trading which keep them off the sight of police and other law firms. Not only that, many of these criminal groups have found deep interactions with offshore criminals so they export the cars or car parts abroad and live in their same place without being noticed. This is getting a serious issue all around Australia and government and authorities need to think about it seriously.
Not only expert criminals but also joy riders have been reported to steal cars just for the fun of riding them. The solution to all of this is to make strict rules to avoid such fun riders and make the security of vehicles really high so it becomes really hard for thieves to steal a car. This will eventually discourage them and will let them think to leave this act.
There is a special car theft pattern which these thieves follow in a specific area. Authorities need to look at this pattern closely in order to hunt down these thieves. If one group of thieves is punished severely, it will definitely help discourage other thieves and will eventually lower down the rate of cars theft.