2 July 2018
Fewer vehicles were stolen nationally in the year to March as Victoria, which at one time accounted for one-third of thefts, recorded a sharp decline.
The number of vehicles stolen in the year fell 8% to 52,417, the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council says.
Victoria performed best, down 23%, followed by WA (8%) and SA (7%).
Queensland recorded a 6% rise in vehicles stolen and NSW 1%.
Among the smaller jurisdictions, NT declined by 264 thefts and Tasmania by 135 thefts.
Thieves took 42,101 passenger and light commercial vehicles nationally, down 9%.