Humberside Police

Although it's limited to a small section of the north east, Humberside covers a number of large population areas with the city of Hull accounting for the largest concentration of cars. Other large towns in the district include Grimsby and Scunthorpe.

The region has an above average of 189 offences per 10,000 cars, with the mainstay of car crime taking place in Hull and Grimsby. Indeed, Hull’s post codes show a noticeable spike in crime, with the city centre’s HU2 and HU1 showing 462 and 327 crimes per 10,000 cars. DN31 in Grimsby’s central district also showed increased criminal activity, with 328 comparable car crimes.

Mitsubishi were most at risk, with 283 offences, while Citroen (243 offences) and Fiat (225 offences) were also heavily targeted. Criminal damage makes up roughly half of all recorded crimes, while theft from a motor vehicle account for 40 per cent of all incidents. Just one in 10 cars involved in crime were actually stolen.

The safest area for car crime in Humberside is Pocklington (20 offences), while the least targeted make of car was Jaguar, with 79 offences per 10,000 cars.

Humberside Police recently announced a crackdown on car crime in Hull and it’s hoped an increase in neighbourhood policing will help reduce the numbers of offences in the city.

PC Chris Haley, from Humberside Police, said: “Ensuring our local community is aware of how to keep criminals at bay is one of our top priorities.

“We hope that people will remove the opportunity for thieves to strike, by moving valuables out of site and shutting and locking their car windows and doors when not in use. By taking these simple steps, people dramatically reduce the risk of becoming victims of crime.”

See also: Top 10 Cars Stolen to order / Top 10 Most Stolen Cars / Crime homepage

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Crime map
Crimes by type
Offence type Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
Criminal Damage 93
Theft from 75
Theft of 21
Total 189
Crimes by postcode
Postcode District Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
HU2 462
DN31 328
HU1 327
HU3 262
DN32 261
HU6 245
DN35 200
HU5 190
HU9 165
DN15 147
HU8 144
HU7 141
DN34 125
DN40 115
HU4 110
DN16 97
DN17 87
DN9 86
DN39 79
DN14 78
YO15 76
DN20 74
HU20 67
HU13 65
HU16 64
DN18 62
DN41 59
DN33 57
DN38 57
YO16 54
DN37 47
DN36 46
HU10 44
HU11 42
HU14 41
HU18 40
HU19 40
HU12 39
HU17 36
HU15 35
YO43 32
YO25 30
DN19 28
YO41 22
YO42 20
Crimes by manufacturer
Manufacturer Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
Audi 101
BMW 122
Citroen 243
FIAT 225
Ford 194
Honda 139
Hyundai 125
Jaguar 79
Kia 120
Land Rover 139
Mazda 92
Mercedes-Benz 277
MG 156
Mitsubishi 283
Nissan 168
Peugeot 177
Renault 205
Rover 166
SAAB 114
SEAT 151
Skoda 86
Suzuki 150
Toyota 87
Vauxhall 200
Volkswagen 109
Volvo 191

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