Car theft fell in 2020

The Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions (AMIS) presented this week its report on Theft and recovery of insured vehicles 2020, in which there was a decrease in this crime of 20% compared to 2019 data.

According to AMIS figures, 68 thousand 100 insured vehicles were stolen in Mexico last year, some 17 thousand 300 less than during 2019, of which 29 thousand 435 units were recovered, which represents 43% of thefts.

The State of Mexico, Jalisco and Mexico City were the three states with the highest incidence, followed by Guanajuato, Puebla and Veracruz. In total, in these six entities 7 out of 10 reported cars were stolen.

Guadalajara is the city in which this crime was recorded the most, followed by Ecatepec, Zapopan, Tlalnepantla, Puebla and Cuilacán.

“(This decrease in theft) has to do with the decrease in mobility due to the confinement that occurred, there was a significant decrease in the number of vehicles that were circulating.

“However, it was also derived from the strategies and operations that have taken place with the Federal Public Security Secretariat and the coordination through cameras such as AMIS and Canacar, which have provided information to establish theft prevention operations and also power recover units ”, stated Norma Alicia Rosas, general director of AMIS.

On the brand side, Nissan maintains the first place in theft with three models within the five most stolen: Versa (1), NP300 (2) and Tsuru (4), the latter registered a 42% drop in this crime, derived from the fact that it stopped being sold since the beginning of 2017.

General Motors, Volkswagen, Honda and Ford follow Nissan to the top of thefts, while SUVs are the vehicles most robbed with violence, putting the Kia Sportage at the top of the list, followed by the Mazda CX- 5 and the Toyota Hilux.