*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 January 2021 for all states/territories except for TAS which is at 31 December 2020.
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 compiled. Theft incident data may be subject to later revision by the data providers.
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