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1. National context

1.1 AUS - Motor vehicle theft summary, 2017-04 to 2019-03
State or Territory2017-04 to 2018-032018-04 to 2019-03
% change
Theft rate per 1,000 registrations
Thefts% of theftsThefts% of thefts2017-04 to 2018-032018-04 to 2019-03

2. Trend over time

2.1 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by 12 month periods and body type, 2014-04 to 2019-03

3. What was stolen?

3.1 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by body group, 2018-04 to 2019-03 (solid colour) vs 2017-04 to 2018-03 (outline)
3.2 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by year of manufacture, 2018-04 to 2019-03 (solid colour) vs 2017-04 to 2018-03 (outline)
3.3 AUS - Top motor vehicle theft targets, 2018-04 to 2019-03
Make model series year range2017-04 to 2018-032018-04 to 2019-03
Holden Commodore VE MY06_13905990
Nissan Pulsar N15 MY95_00688729
Toyota Hilux MY05_11576667
Holden Commodore VY MY02_04575496
Ford Falcon BA MY02_05536482
Nissan Navara D40 MY05_15420467
Holden Commodore VX MY00_02491430
Toyota Hilux MY12_15383415
Holden Commodore VZ MY04_06447402
Holden Commodore VT MY97_00480393
Holden Captiva CG MY06+311371
Toyota Hilux MY98_04370371
Ford Ranger PX MY11+254341
Ford Falcon FG MY08_14352329
Toyota Corolla ZRE182R MY12_18289327
Nissan Navara D22 MY01_15248318
Holden Commodore VF MY13_17367308
Holden Astra TS MY99_05266290
Mazda 3 BK MY04_09277289
Toyota Corolla ZRE152R MY07_14312285

4. Where were they stolen?

4.1 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by top Local Government Areas (LGA), 2018-04 to 2019-03 vs 2017-04 to 2018-03
State or TerritoryLGA2017-04 to 2018-032018-04 to 2019-03% change
QLDBrisbane (City)2,5492,7588.2%
QLDGold Coast (City)1,7851,9207.6%
QLDLogan (City)1,1101,43829.5%
QLDMoreton Bay (Regional Council)7711,13246.8%
ACTGreater ACT1,2571,053-16.2%
VICHume (City)9821,0436.2%
VICCasey (City)62687239.3%
QLDTownsville (City)67577114.2%
NSWBlacktown (City)7567671.5%
VICGreater Dandenong (City)6516987.2%

5. When were they stolen?

5.1 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts by time of day and day of week, 2018-04 to 2019-03
Earliest possible time of theftMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayUnknownTotal
00:00 - 03:591,1471,0329099349861,1841,29617,489
04:00 - 07:5970271870872073463355704,772
08:00 - 11:599708998999771,0301,07187706,723
12:00 - 15:591,0759019821,0351,2691,3801,07907,721
16:00 - 19:591,8111,7321,6981,7952,4512,0591,733013,279
20:00 - 23:591,9161,8451,8691,9492,1512,3272,148014,205
5.2 AUS - Motor vehicle thefts using aoristic analysis, 2018-04 to 2019-03
Probability ~ Low High
Incident day of week000102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223

*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 2019 for all states/territories except for TAS which is at 31 March 2019.

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 ( © 2019 NMVTRC. All rights reserved.

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