Impact of COVID on vehicle theft in Canada, South Africa and the Netherlands

With the 2020 vehicle theft statistics being compiled around the world, the impact of COVID on theft numbers is being revealed. Three separate reports have been released showing a decrease in   vehicle thefts in:

  • Alberta, Canada, 
  • South Africa
  • Canada

And soon to be released statistics from Australia show a similar trend

For details of the findings in Alberta, Canad visit: https://www.stettlerindependent.com/news/alberta-rcmp-reports-decrease-in-motor-vehicle-theft-during-pandemic/

For details of the reported decline in South Africa visit: https://www.businessinsider.co.za/tracker-stats-show-a-big-dip-in-car-theft-but-hijackings-till-steady-2021-2

For deatils of teh reported declne in the Netherlands visit: https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2021/02/fewer-cars-stolen-in-2020-thieves-observing-curfew/    and   https://netherlandsnewslive.com/facelift-for-daihatsus-largest-sedan/76853/