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Passenger and light commercial vehicles iconPLC vehicle theft by age in Australia during 2020/21

Use these visualisations to analyse the PLC age profile of thefts and registrations in
Australia and every state/territory over the last 5 financial years.


Short term Profit motivated
Number of PLC thefts by vehicle age
Short term Profit motivated
Percent of PLC thefts and registrations by vehicle age

Short term thefts are defined as motor vehicles that were stolen and recovered, profit motivated thefts were those stolen and not recovered. Recovery status is as at 31 July 2021 for all states/territories except for TAS which is at 30 June 2021.

When selecting any state/territory, the "AUS minus State/Territory" denotes the percent of Short term and Profit motivated thefts of whole of Australia minus the State/Territory selected.

The National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC) acknowledges all police services, registration authorities, participating insurers, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Glass’s Information Services and Insurance Australia Group for the supply of the data on which this report is compiled. Theft incident data may be subject to later revision by the data providers. This work is copyright. Material may be reproduced for personal, non-commercial use or for use within your organisation with attribution to the NMVTRC ( © 2021 NMVTRC. All rights reserved.

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