Vehicle Thefts up 27% in Mexico

Record-breaking year for automotive theft. Thefts up 27% to more than 90,000 vehicles stolen

Mexico suffered its highest vehicle theft figure in history with a 27% increase last year.  The number of vehicles stolen surged to 90,187 units last year, up from 70,925 in 2016, the director general of the Association of Mexican Insurance Institutions (AMIS) reported.

Vehicle theft represented financial losses of 11.3 billion pesos (over US $614 million) in 2016, but in 2017 that figure rose to 14.4 billion pesos (almost $781 million).

In general terms, the most vehicles were stolen in México state — more than 26,000, representing an increase of 21% over 2016.

More than 12,000 vehicles were stolen in Jalisco, while Mexico City recorded over 10,500, increases of 42% and 21%, respectively.

Almost two-thirds of all auto thefts were violent.

The most popular vehicles among thieves are Nissan-made pickup trucks and the auto maker’s Tsuru, Versa and Sentra models, as well as the General Motors Aveo.


Source:  Mexico News Daily | Thursday, January 25, 2018