In total 8,126 insured cars have been stolen so far this year, i.e. one 19.8% less than the 10,132 units in the period January-July 2022, This emerges from data published on Friday by the Chilean Insurers Association (AACH).
Despite this setback, the data shows that despite the decline compared to 2022 Robberies remain higher in the first seven months of the year than they have been since 2021.
Meanwhile, in the monthly analysis, 1,106 stolen insured cars were reported in July, down 0.7% from June.
One of the most frequently stolen car models in July is the Mitsubishi L200, with 88 stolen vehicles (7.96%); The Toyota Hilux, with 76 (6.87%); And Jeep Grand Cherokee with 27 units (2.44%).
When analyzing the cumulative number of damaged cars in the last 12 months (current year), there is a slight decrease of 0.3% compared to the same period last year. The report highlighted that the above “shows that the increase observed in recent years is gradually slowing down.”
The General Manager of the AACH, Marcelo Mosso, He pointed out that “recent numbers on insured car thefts are positive, show that the increase over the last two years is slowing “And encourage us to continue working on prevention.”
The union executive pointed out that “Public-private efforts and the most recently passed vehicle theft laws will be of great importance in further stopping this increase. “This is still keeping us above the thefts of two years ago, in addition to the efforts of each and every one of us.”