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1. National context

1.1 AUS - Motor vehicle theft summary, 2014-10 to 2016-09
1.1
State or Territory2014-10 to 2015-092015-10 to 2016-09
% change
Theft rate per 1,000 registrations
Thefts% of theftsThefts% of thefts2014-10 to 2015-092015-10 to 2016-09
ACT9471.8%9631.7%1.7%3.393.36
NSW13,46526.3%11,89321.4%-11.7%2.572.22
NT1,1802.3%1,0141.8%-14.1%7.596.42
QLD8,27416.1%9,61017.3%16.1%2.082.37
SA3,0405.9%3,3136.0%9.0%2.172.28
TAS1,2772.5%1,1942.1%-6.5%2.782.56
VIC14,37128.0%18,88434.0%31.4%3.023.88
WA8,71617.0%8,70015.7%-0.2%3.883.83
AUS51,270100.0%55,571100.0%8.4%2.772.94

2. Trend over time

2.1 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by 12 month periods and body type, 2010-10 to 2016-09

3. What was stolen?

3.1 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by body group, 2015-10 to 2016-09 (solid colour) vs 2014-10 to 2015-09 (outline)
3.2 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by year of manufacture, 2015-10 to 2016-09 (solid colour) vs 2014-10 to 2015-09 (outline)
3.3 AUS - Top motor vehicle theft targets, 2015-10 to 2016-09
Make model series year range2014-10 to 2015-092015-10 to 2016-09
Nissan Pulsar N15 MY95_00739995
Holden Commodore VE MY06_13758900
Toyota Hilux MY05_11779708
Holden Commodore VT MY97_00709668
Holden Commodore VX MY00_02568590
Holden Commodore VY MY02_04511567
Ford Falcon BA MY02_05548556
Holden Commodore VZ MY04_06431513
Ford Falcon AU MY98_02402411
Toyota Hilux MY98_04425411
Toyota Hilux MY12_15243393
Nissan Navara D40 MY05_15299363
Ford Falcon FG MY08_14281331
Nissan Patrol GU MY97+338331
Holden Astra TS MY99_05262324
Hyundai Excel X3 MY94_00415317
Toyota Landcruiser 80 Series MY90_98290301
Holden Commodore VF MY13+209298
Toyota Corolla ZRE152R MY07_14269298
Toyota Corolla ZRE182R MY12+225291

4. Where were they stolen?

4.1 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by top Local Government Areas (LGA), 2015-10 to 2016-09 vs 2014-10 to 2015-09
State or TerritoryLGA2014-10 to 2015-092015-10 to 2016-09% change
QLDBrisbane (City)1,9291,9661.9%
QLDGold Coast (City)1,3391,64622.9%
VICHume (City)8711,20338.1%
VICGreater Geelong (City)7431,09447.2%
VICCasey (City)6641,05458.7%
QLDLogan (City)8901,01714.3%
ACTGreater ACT9459621.8%
VICWhittlesea (City)67289032.4%
QLDTownsville (City)45488795.4%
VICGreater Dandenong (City)63587437.6%

5. When were they stolen?

5.1 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by time of day and day of week, 2015-10 to 2016-09
Earliest possible time of theftMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayTotal
00:00 - 03:591,0291,0119629911,0931,2511,3547,691
04:00 - 07:597576806676727776265264,705
08:00 - 11:591,0089381,0099861,0301,0588486,877
12:00 - 15:599799649361,0851,2381,3791,0937,674
16:00 - 19:591,8281,7641,7721,9782,5412,1481,80913,840
20:00 - 23:592,0041,9302,0092,0092,2642,3742,19414,784
Total7,6057,2877,3557,7218,9438,8367,82455,571
5.2 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts using aoristic analysis, 2015-10 to 2016-09
Probability ~ Low High
Incident day of week000102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
Monday0.14490930.14653120.15788560.19917020.20225560.29616730.4919140.66475640.80888220.87434830.85558410.9187120.86414780.92853780.91795860.89379290.93583440.85902210.86777820.80073430.68212030.59068720.47792720.3620453
Tuesday0.30135630.32490330.29385120.23503680.37665950.48331230.59630540.82949630.91088120.92674190.96766010.9238150.88463190.96308550.89899760.92000720.92009850.86503390.87646040.83499780.73212710.63877640.53612220.4250839
Wednesday0.2343540.34537470.33186290.3222020.43376090.49416280.65748520.84488680.91980680.95358380.92263630.9839740.9154950.92875690.949456210.95265430.9127870.85317890.82642010.70049160.60020730.51381180.3708555
Thursday0.32149660.31689170.30872820.28173190.38897250.41409260.6249580.74995870.86313190.85571720.99962370.96791060.8830960.93071380.92280920.91266810.93054210.86377080.77284580.69690690.61288850.56768550.50504280.34548
Friday0.22799150.28652570.29976970.3128980.31438270.46420680.53013220.76358530.90354760.89216910.95238240.94737950.87970570.93308030.9309770.90522560.87883660.8045660.73473720.64049290.5408160.41802720.27816520.1703762
Saturday0.16681230.095550130.10442470.12976910.23213130.29088760.39813550.60102970.7185590.82792980.83647440.8820620.87133260.95078650.90425590.8647660.85916570.79576330.68380110.4735780.39450540.28881510.13208790.04059796
Sunday0.0156112800.057957570.029605460.078999320.25616370.38874180.51758830.65073220.78094120.85570650.85706550.83262660.87662740.83291910.87538590.86060570.85311650.77369450.72597160.55399660.48039830.38424370.2490819

*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 20 November 2016 for NSW, 31 October 2016 for all other states/territories except for TAS which is at 30 September 2016.

Recovery data used in this report has been adjusted for the number of missing vehicles that are expected to be recovered up to a year after the close of the data period. This adjustment has the effect of moving a percentage of vehicles from the profit motivated (not recovered category) to the short term (recovered category) in the last period.

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 complied. 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 (carsafe.com.au). © 2017 NMVTRC. All rights reserved.

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