Statistics show that the number of vehicles stolen in 2010 has gone down more than 64,000 since 2006.
It appears that criminals have learnt that hotwiring a modern car, is not as easy as it used to be. With complex mechanical and electronic security systems, trying to break into a vehicle and actually move it is becoming near impossible.
The first step criminals must overcome is breaking the window, many cars have a dead-locking mechanism, meaning the door will not unlock even from the inside and criminals will have to squeeze through the window.
Most cars have car alarms and immobilisers as standard, with some newer cars having even more advanced technology such as remote key disabling, making starting the car without being noticed or simply starting the car at all a real struggle.
As technology advances even further, crime rates are thought to drop even more in the following years.
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