The concerted effort of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (CAR-SAFE) and its stakeholders in police services, insurance, motor trades, vehicle manufacturing, registration authorities and justice agencies has contributed substantially to the nation's strong decline in vehicle theft.
While theft in Australia has more than halved over the last five years, one in every 150 households still fall victim each year. With around 55,000 thefts per year we have a long way to go before we can our reach our target of being the best performing nation in the western world.
The Australian community bears the cost of vehicle theft - estimated to be over $680 million per year - through higher insurance premiums and demands on our justice system.
At CAR-SAFE we are helping Australian industry, government agencies and the community to drive down vehicle theft.