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Insurance will soon rise with theft risk, predicts car crime group

Monday 28 January 2013

The drivers of cars which are popular with thieves will soon find themselves paying higher insurance premiums, a foundation charged with combating car crime predicts in Monday's Telegraaf.

'Action desperately needs to be taken because of the risk of newer cars being stolen,' Guus Wesselink of the AVc told the paper. 'In 2012, newer cars with a total value of over €100m were stolen, some €30m more than a year ago.'

The Telegraaf says the Honda CR-V is the most popular car among car thieves. One in 27 of this type of vehicle bought in 2011 was stolen. BMWs and Volkswagens are also sought after.

The paper says the car insurance association VbV does not rule out its members charging higher premiums for cars which are prone to theft, as already happens in Britain and Germany.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Instead of charging higher premuims, they can help to install more security cams in places prone to theft. THis can also help to reduce crime rate.

By ufo | 28 January 2013 10:07 AM

I don't see the issue here.
That's exactly how insurances work.

By joanna | 28 January 2013 12:52 PM

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