What is the most stolen car in Britain?
What do you think the most stolen car in Britain is? No, we're not talking about Fred who keeps leaving his car unlocked, despite the fact he's seen his motor taken for 3,592 joyrides by scallies in the last two years.
We're asking which model is stolen most.
Well, according to a new survey, it is the BMW X5. The figures show that, if you want to increase your chances of your motor being nicked, then buy a 4x4 as the top ten of most swiped vehicles is dominated by them. As for the BMW X5 - this is the sixth year in a row that is has topped the stolen table.
BMWs are always prone to catching the eye of burglars and the M3 sits in second place. Jumping into third place this year was another German car - the Mercedes C Class.
Andy Barrs, head of police liaison at Tracker (who compiled the results), said: "The 2014 figures illustrate that prestige models continue to catch the eye of thieves, but the average value of stolen cars we recovered was just £25,600, suggesting that older models of prestige cars could be just as attractive to criminals as newer models."
"Interestingly, the number of vehicles that are being stolen without keys has steadily risen over the last few years, accounting for 43per cent in 2014. We believe this is down to the growth in car hacking where criminals target keyless vehicles by bypassing their security systems, using technology they've bought on the internet."
"Indeed, experts have warned that as keyless security systems become commonplace in cars, the skills to bypass these will be widely practised by most criminals and in turn, lower value keyless vehicles will be equally at risk. We recommend that car owners invest in an added layer of security."
Top 10 most stolen vehicles in 2014:
1. BMW X5
2. BMW M3
3. Mercedes C Class
4. Audi S4
5. BMW M5
6. BMW 3 Series
7. Range Rover Sport
8. Range Rover Vogue
9. Audi S3
10. Mercedes E Class