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Top 20 Stolen Cars (2020 & 2021)

At the begging of January this year we submitted a freedom of information request to the DVLA to find out which top 20 cars by make and model were reported most stolen to the DVLA in 2020 & 2021.

We also asked for information about how many cars were reported stolen in total and how many cars were recovered that were reported stolen to the DVLA in total.

We have used the data returned in this blog post.

Top 20 List by Make and Model for 2021

In 2021 which cars (top 20 cars by make and model) were reported most stolen to the DVLA?

Make and Model DescriptionNumber reported to the DVLA by the police as being stolen
FORD FIESTA TITANIUM TURBO369
FORD FIESTA TITANIUM244
FORD FIESTA ST-3 TURBO220
FORD FIESTA ZETEC TURBO212
FORD FIESTA TITANIUM X202
FORD FIESTA ST-2 TURBO189
FORD FIESTA TITANIUM X157
FORD FIESTA ZETEC154
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT HSE SDV6 A152
FORD ECOSPORT TITANIUM TURBO139
FORD FIESTA ST-2 TURBO134
LAND ROVER R ROVER SPORT HSE DYNAM SDV6 A113
FORD FIESTA ST-LINE106
LAND ROVER R ROVER SPORT HSE DYN SDV6 A104
FORD FOCUS TITANIUM102
FORD FIESTA ZETEC101
FORD FIESTA ZETEC98
LAND ROVER R ROVER EVOQUE HSE DYN TD4 A97
ABARTH 59591
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT HSE SDV6 A89

Top 20 List by Make and Model for 2020

In 2020 which cars (top 20 cars by make and model) were reported most stolen to the DVLA?

Make and Model DescriptionNumber reported to the DVLA by the police as being stolen
FORD FIESTA TITANIUM TURBO289
FORD FIESTA ST-3 TURBO222
FORD FIESTA ST-2 TURBO193
FORD FIESTA TITANIUM X188
FORD FIESTA TITANIUM176
FORD FIESTA TITANIUM X165
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT HSE SDV6 A147
FORD FIESTA ZETEC TURBO141
FORD FIESTA ST-2 TURBO138
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT HSE SDV6 A117
LAND ROVER R ROVER SPORT HSE DYNAM SDV6 A117
LAND ROVER R ROVER EVOQUE HSE DYN TD4 A106
LAND ROVER R ROVER SPORT HSE DYNAM SDV6 A99
BMW 520D M SPORT AUTO88
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SP HSE TDV6 A87
FORD FIESTA ZETEC85
ABARTH 59583
BMW X5 XDRIVE40D M SPORT AUTO81
NISSAN QASHQAI N-CONNECTA DIG-T81
FORD FIESTA ZETEC80

Total Figures for 2020 & 2021

YearNumber of cars reported to the DVLA by the police as being stolenNumber of cars reported to the DVLA by the police as being recovered
2021 48,316 26,139
2020 46,887 27,888

More information about this data

How was this information obtained?

We made a freedom of information request to the DVLA and asked:

  1. In 2020 which cars (top 20 cars by make and model) were reported most stolen
    to the DVLA?
  2. In 2020 how many cars were reported stolen to the DVLA in total?
  3. In 2020 how many cars were recovered that were reported stolen to the DVLA
    in total?
  4. In 2021 which cars (top 20 cars by make and model) were reported most stolen
    to the DVLA?
  5. In 2021 how many cars were reported stolen to the DVLA in total?
  6. In 2021 how many cars were recovered that were reported stolen to the DVLA
    in total?

Are these the first stolen statistics published on Rapid Car Check?

No, we published the top 20 stolen vehicles blog post last year for 2019/2020 – if you are interested you can view this here.

How to check if a vehicle is stolen

We offer a free police stolen check to registered users that are logged in and perform a free search via the homepage or this page.

Got a Question?

Feel free to get in touch via email: enquiries@rapidcarcheck.co.uk

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