The most stolen cars in the UK

Updated figures from the Home Office show that a car is stolen in the UK every 5 minutes. But which models are most popular with thieves?.....

The days when you could break into a car with a coat hanger might be long goneImage 1 of 11

But the Home Office has confirmed that there were still 101,198 vehicles reported stolen in 2021 – more than twice the number announced by the DVLA in February. This new information was revealed following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by former police detective Philip Swift, who is now managing director of vehicle claims specialist CMA.

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggests 72% of stolen vehicles are never returned to their owners, while a separate FOI by vehicle leasing firm LeaseLoco has revealed the cars that are most popular with thieves.

Unsurprisingly, that list is dominated by a mix of prestige models and some of the UK's best sellers. But is your car among them? Here we reveal the top 10, starting at number 10 and working our way down to the most stolen car in the UK.