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Market segment profile - Financial Year 2016/17

Published: September 2017

Passenger/light commercial (PLC) vehicles accounted for 81.3 percent of Australia's 56,184 motor vehicle thefts in the financial year 2016/17. Use this visualisation to explore PLC market segments and discover Glass's Guide estimated vehicle values and top theft targets.
Based on a 2014 report1 by the Australian Institute of Criminology, every motor vehicle theft incurs an estimated $6,530 in response costs, such as Police, prosecution, courts and correctional services. There are other significant direct costs such as the loss of productivity through time spent away from work, repair costs, alternative transport costs etc.
There were - thefts valued at - million in the financial year 2016/17
The average value was - and the median was -
PLC market segments
Top PLC theft targets
Make-model-series-year range Thefts Estimated value
Number % of total Value % of total

1 R G Smith, P Jorna, J Sweeney & G Fuller (2014). Counting the costs of crime in Australia: A 2011 estimate. AIC Research and Public Policy Series 129.

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 2017 for all states/territories except for TAS which is at 30 June 2017.

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

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