Britain's most secure 2011

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Britain's most secure 2011

Experts say violent attacks and burglaries are about to rise as thieves try to thwart ever-more ingenious car security - so just how secure is the car you and your family drive?

We've collected a list of Britain's most secure cars of 2011, so you can see just how vulnerable or safe it is when you park it up.

All cars covered
From Superminis to luxury cars, we reveal the top-three cars in each category. We measured the car on its ability to resist being stolen, or having items stolen from it.

All the cars listed were rated by independent test experts Thatcham.

Manufacturer's award
This award is dictated by how many qualifying cars each manufacturer has in the security league. With the Caddy, Maxi, Caravelle, Eos, Jetta,Passat CC, Phaeton, Sharan, Tiguan, Touran and Touareg, Volkswagen tops the list with 11 models.

1st Volkswagen
2nd Audi
3rd Volvo