In 2011, more than 35% of households in Brisbane owned a cari and over 60% of Brisbanites relied on one to get to work each dayii. In addition, Queensland ranks as the third highest state for total number of short term and profit-motivated car thefts between July to September 2011iii. Take out comprehensive car insurance to protect your investment in the event of car theft as well as for damage to your own car or to third-party property.
In comparison to the states of New South Wales and Victoria, the total number of car thefts in Queensland is lower. Yet, of the three states, Queensland is the only state that has had an overall increase in motor vehicle theft from FY2009/11 to FY2010/11. In the period of FY2010/11, the Queensland state has had 6,886 vehicles stolen for short term purposes and 2,696 stolen for profit-motivated purposes. This is a 6% and 17% increase for each respective category from FY2009/10.
The majority of stolen vehicles in Queensland have been identified to be used for joy riding and transportiv rather than for profit-making. This means any car can be targeted. And although there are precautionary steps you can take to prevent yourself from becoming the next car theft victim, to truly protect your investment, make sure you take out car insurance. Car insurance can help you pay for damage to your own car and third party property. Get an online quote from Allianz today for car insurance.
i Brisbane Community Profiles, Brisbane LGA How Many Cars Do We Own? (Car ownership), http://profile.id.com.au/Default.aspx?id=327&pg=116&gid=10&type=enum
ii Brisbane Community Profiles, Brisbane LGA How Do We Get to Work? (Method of travel to work), http://profile.id.com.au/Default.aspx?id=327&pg=117&gid=10&type=enum
iii National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, 2011, http://www.carsafe.com.au/images/stories/pdfs/Theft_Watch/Theft%20Watch%2041%20December%202011.pdf, p.2
iv Queensland Police Service, 2012, Vehicle Security, http://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/cscp/propertySecurity/vehicle/