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Central Scotland  

Car crime data for central Scotland covers a huge area, stretching from Bo'ness to Balfron and Maddiston to Muckhart.

The district recorded an above average rate of car crime, with 151 offences per 10,000 registered vehicles between 2011-2012. Criminal damage accounted for 57 per cent of all car crime, while theft from a motor vehicle represented 24 per cent of all offences. Almost 20 per cent of crimes involved a theft of a vehicle, with Citroen accounting for the most targeted make of car.

Other makes of vehicle targeted by the region’s criminality included Ford (181 offences) and Mercedes-Benz, with 178 incidents per 10,000 cars.

With almost 60 per cent of all car crime involving criminal damage, Central Scotland Police has announced a focused effort to deal with vandalism, with more patrols and better community policing.  

As with all areas in Scotland, a lack of detailed data means that we are unable to display a heatmap for the region.

See also: Top 10 Cars Stolen to order / Top 10 Most Stolen Cars
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Crimes by type
Offence type Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
Criminal Damage 85
Theft from 36
Theft of 26
Other 3
Total 151
Crimes by manufacturer
Manufacturer Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
Audi 59
BMW 89
Citroen 231
FIAT 132
Ford 181
Honda 105
Hyundai 128
Kia 115
Land Rover 107
Mazda 150
Mercedes-Benz 178
Nissan 146
Peugeot 166
Renault 165
Skoda 97
Suzuki 117
Toyota 119
Vauxhall 153
Volkswagen 120
Volvo 119

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