elephant.co.uk Reveals Most Car Thefts Happen on the Weekend

By Elephant.co.uk, PRNE
Thursday, July 21, 2011

CARDIFF, Wales, July 22, 2011 -


elephant.co.uk has revealed that although for most of the
working population, the weekend is a period of rest, the same
cannot be said for car thieves, as new research shows that they’re
at their most active over the weekend.

The research, carried out by href="www.elephant.co.uk/">car insurance specialist
elephant.co.uk, shows the day of the week most cars are stolen is a
Saturday while the day most items are taken from cars is a

elephant.co.uk looked at 45,000 theft claims over the last 5
years to see on which day most car crime took place. While Saturday
was the most popular day for vehicle theft claims, it was closely
followed by Friday, Thursday, Monday, Sunday, Wednesday and then
finally Tuesday. Additionally, Sunday was the most popular day for
theft from vehicle claims, then followed by Tuesday, Saturday,
Monday, Thursday, Wednesday and Friday.

Brian Martin, elephant.co.uk managing director, commented: “The
last thing you need after a hard week’s work is for your car to be
stolen or broken into so this research will make unhappy reading
for motorists. With most people out and about at the weekend,
there’s a likelihood they’re leaving their cars unattended either
in a car park or at home which could tempt thieves to make their

But what exactly are criminals stealing from cars? Over the past
5 years, the most common items have been Sat Navs followed by CDs
and stereos. In fact, these three items are all more than twice as
likely to be stolen as anything else.

The full list of the items most likely to be stolen from cars
also includes iPods/MP3 players, sunglasses, mobile phones,
clothes, computers, child car seats and cameras.

Brian continued: “Car thieves are opportunist, and too many
motorists present them with an opportunity by leaving valuable
items on show, or even leaving their windows open. Motorists need
to remember not to make themselves an easy target.”

About href="www.elephant.co.uk/news/news.php">elephant.co.uk:

elephant.co.uk was launched in August 2000 and has over 485,000
customers. elephant.co.uk is a trading name of EUI Limited and is
part of the Admiral Group plc.

elephant.co.uk specialises in providing href="www.elephant.co.uk/why.php">online car insurance
on the Internet. elephant.co.uk targets 17-35 year-olds living in
cities, who traditionally pay higher premiums for car insurance
elephant.co.uk is proud to support Tusk throughout 2011.

elephant.co.uk writes its motor insurance business to a
consortium of insurers, these being: Admiral Insurance Company Ltd,
Admiral Insurance (Gibraltar) Limited and Great Lakes Reinsurance
(UK) plc.

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