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More than 4,000 vehicles stolen across Bradford in past two years

More than 4,000 vehicles stolen across Bradford in past two years
More than 4,000 vehicles stolen across Bradford in past two years



More than 4,000 vehicles stolen across Bradford in past two years

More than 4,000 vehicles have been stolen across Bradford in the past two years – an average of 5.6 thefts every day.

Figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request by the Telegraph & Argus show that a total of 4,142 vehicles were reported stolen to West Yorkshire Police between January 2016 and December 2017.

The numbers, comprising 2,103 vehicle thefts in 2016 and 2,039 in 2017, include construction equipment, mobility scooters, tractors, caravans and even an armoured vehicle as well as cars and vans.


Rafiq Sehgal, chairman of the police Independent Advisory Group (IAG) for Bradford, said he was worried by the figures.

He said: “This is a high number of thefts. It’s concerning for the community and for everybody in Bradford.

“We need to put more deterrents in place, such as locks and tracking devices.

“Something needs to be done about this. I know the police are working hard and we all need to play a part in the community to keep each other safe.”

He urged people to be vigilant and said Neighbourhood Watch schemes can also help keep communities safe from car crime and burglaries.

Mr Sehgal added: “It’s unfair, people in Bradford pay more for insurance because of thefts. I really sympathise with people, there’s such a high premium for insurance. It’s really worrying that through no fault of their own people can lose their car and it can end up costing them a lot more in the long run in charges and premiums, up to thousands of pounds.”




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