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1. National context

1.1 AUS - Motor vehicle theft summary, 2015-04 to 2017-03
1.1
State or Territory2015-04 to 2016-032016-04 to 2017-03
% change
Theft rate per 1,000 registrations
Thefts% of theftsThefts% of thefts2015-04 to 2016-032016-04 to 2017-03
ACT9061.7%1,1111.9%22.6%3.163.79
NSW12,47523.6%11,98621.0%-3.9%2.322.18
NT1,0271.9%1,1532.0%12.3%6.517.16
QLD8,59216.2%10,61618.6%23.6%2.112.55
SA3,1325.9%3,2905.8%5.0%2.162.29
TAS1,2412.3%1,2782.2%3.0%2.662.72
VIC16,67031.5%19,36233.9%16.1%3.433.88
WA8,83216.7%8,37714.7%-5.2%3.893.67
AUS52,875100.0%57,173100.0%8.1%2.792.97

2. Trend over time

2.1 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by 12 month periods and body type, 2012-04 to 2017-03

3. What was stolen?

3.1 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by body group, 2016-04 to 2017-03 (solid colour) vs 2015-04 to 2016-03 (outline)
3.2 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by year of manufacture, 2016-04 to 2017-03 (solid colour) vs 2015-04 to 2016-03 (outline)
3.3 AUS - Top motor vehicle theft targets, 2016-04 to 2017-03
Make model series year range2015-04 to 2016-032016-04 to 2017-03
Nissan Pulsar N15 MY95_008291,023
Holden Commodore VE MY06_13818986
Toyota Hilux MY05_11795679
Holden Commodore VT MY97_00681633
Ford Falcon BA MY02_05566598
Holden Commodore VX MY00_02602571
Holden Commodore VY MY02_04569541
Holden Commodore VZ MY04_06478504
Nissan Navara D40 MY05_15302466
Toyota Hilux MY98_04398440
Toyota Hilux MY12_15320406
Nissan Patrol GU MY97+332365
Ford Falcon AU MY98_02431353
Ford Falcon FG MY08_14308341
Toyota Corolla ZRE182R MY12+250322
Holden Astra TS MY99_05283321
Hyundai Excel X3 MY94_00365321
Holden Commodore VF MY13+272317
Holden Captiva CG MY06_16221302
Toyota Corolla ZRE152R MY07_14291297

4. Where were they stolen?

4.1 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by top Local Government Areas (LGA), 2016-04 to 2017-03 vs 2015-04 to 2016-03
State or TerritoryLGA2015-04 to 2016-032016-04 to 2017-03% change
QLDBrisbane (City)1,8662,28222.3%
QLDGold Coast (City)1,4821,69814.6%
VICHume (City)1,0331,26322.3%
ACTGreater ACT9041,11022.8%
VICCasey (City)8081,09235.1%
QLDLogan (City)8831,05319.3%
VICWhittlesea (City)71598838.2%
VICGreater Geelong (City)9079535.1%
QLDTownsville (City)63688238.7%
VICGreater Dandenong (City)73888019.2%

5. When were they stolen?

5.1 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by time of day and day of week, 2016-04 to 2017-03
Earliest possible time of theftMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayTotal
00:00 - 03:591,0179701,0369701,1261,2671,3547,740
04:00 - 07:597567586787258096166034,945
08:00 - 11:599989561,0419761,1141,1278847,096
12:00 - 15:591,0809521,0091,0871,3061,4351,1508,019
16:00 - 19:591,8201,8201,8281,9432,6512,2241,85814,144
20:00 - 23:592,0372,0092,0652,0892,3362,4492,24415,229
Total7,7087,4657,6577,7909,3429,1188,09357,173
5.2 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts using aoristic analysis, 2016-04 to 2017-03
Probability ~ Low High
Incident day of week000102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
Monday0.16372740.21975950.1920020.23634590.27181220.35887080.53148630.71786220.85195590.88398310.93992910.96279880.84813950.94312970.91127340.89843490.93755950.8657370.88279380.83722490.7119590.63739290.52616950.3568026
Tuesday0.34833060.37609160.30012990.31929490.42431990.48990620.65214640.82452520.93529460.96525560.999048110.95413350.99777910.91611270.94707540.93658140.90765880.88959770.81893440.67983920.66175070.50131120.4276894
Wednesday0.28787160.3479880.30978040.34731190.42884850.53218350.66232250.84555170.97164460.95863810.96383020.97027150.9506280.93842110.9253380.99456730.96594240.93307760.90612110.79350150.72408910.60035790.51982170.3333141
Thursday0.33404520.38112450.3730970.34465190.43901910.48563520.67619690.8076320.92273850.8743650.98548050.98198060.91579710.93737670.93138920.92381850.99069940.90601660.79292920.71352820.64966810.62033460.51948670.3980872
Friday0.24823850.32349590.32587740.32749170.34276190.48318210.58838850.81033330.91243280.94529640.90311750.95733590.88088850.92297630.90121660.92283790.88098750.83575510.74229380.63273410.50269840.39807450.25078010.1472316
Saturday0.13590040.16090450.21938510.19104930.28502790.35257340.48738570.65613250.76172470.85828270.85457840.90054450.85947560.93904710.898210.89802350.83932720.72709130.64425370.54053250.43191240.28215640.12273150.03707143
Sunday00.04818740.076590070.17571380.12695850.28696710.42331160.57136170.69216440.80831690.83827780.84357550.83823410.89824280.84320320.90807190.90058260.85881430.74288090.74125340.56390570.49302550.36995740.1913407

*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 30 April 2017 for all states/territories except for TAS which is at 31 March 2017.

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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