1 out of every 83 drivers will write their car off yearly.
This represents almost 400,000 vehicles per annum.*
A car is stolen every 5 minutes in the UK.
Car thefts have increased 45% over the last 5 years.**
Counting the cost
Insurers paid out £376 million for stolen cars in 2018.†Over £1 billion of written off cars in 2016.*
* Directlinegroup.com (GONE IN 90 SECONDS: ONE CAR WRITTEN OFF EVERY MINUTE-AND-A-HALF IN THE UK) Online article published 26 May 2017
**inews.co.uk (A car is stolen every 5 minutes in the UK - here are the country's theft hot spots) Online article published 14th June 2019.
†Whatcar.com (Car Theft Group Test - Britain's Most Secure Cars 2019) Online Article published 7th August 2019.