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This brand has several models of cars among the most stolen, the number 1 is the favorite of the French

Car thefts surged in France last year and this brand, well known to the French, is the first victim.

If you've had your car stolen last year, know that you're not the only person who has had your car stolen last year. who this mishap happened. This certainly won't console you, but vehicle thefts have exploded. in 2023. The progression of offenses is dizzying with an increase of +11.1% according to the figures revealed by Le Parisien which is published in 2023. is provided data from the group of French insurers for the identification and return of stolen vehicles. In total, 70,649 owners were affected. stolen from their vehicles last year. And among all these victims, many were driving models of the same brand. Five of the ten most stolen vehicles last year in fact come from the factories of the same manufacturer.

If you own a Renault, the published rankings are correct. by the regional daily newspaper will not reassure you. Even less so if you drive a Clio, III or IV, a Megane, III or IV, or a Master III utility vehicle, all of which are very well placed on the list of criminals. Became again last year leader in new car sales in France, Renault is paying a heavy price in this area. its success. Because without much surprise, the models most popular with motorists are also those which are most sought after by thugs, insured in this way we can easily sell their loot. And this is confirmed à reading THE car most often stolen last year.

This is the Renault Clio, and in particular the fourth generation on the market. since 2012. The city car, of which 2,378 examples have been produced; officially stolen last year, is well ahead of No. 2 in this ranking, another Renault, & namely the Megane III (1 297 flights). The Clio III appears here. she in eighth place (985 thefts), confirming the attraction of thugs for the model. The Peugeot brand is not spared since three of its models including the two variations of the 208, I and II, as well as the 308 ;II and 3008 II, appear à this inglorious hit parade where ù there is only one non-French vehicle, the Toyota RAV4 V.

The Top 10 most stolen vehicles in 2023:< /p>

  • Renault Clio IV → 2378
  • Renault Megane IV →1297
  • Peugeot 3008 II → 1181
  • Peugeot 308 II → 1177
  • Toyota RAV4 V → 1151
  • Peugeot 208 → 1091
  • Peugeot 208 II → 1006
  • Renault Clio III → 985
  • Renault Master III → 934
  • Renault Megane III → 683

Unlike à a past relatively recent, most vehicle thefts today occur without the slightest break-in. Thieves generally no longer need to break a window or force a door, the vast majority of them do so. flights are smooth & using electronic tools (jammer for the centralized locking system, box to intercept the signal from the key & #39; hellip ;). With fast and quiet processes, thieves are increasingly difficult to kill. intercept, which is obviously not good news for motorists. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116