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Number of motor vehicle theft


The United States of America is the top country by motor vehicle theft in the world. As of 2015, motor vehicle theft in the United States of America was 707,758 that accounts for 38.51 % of the world's motor vehicle theft. The top 5 countries (others are France, Italy, Mexico, and Canada) account for 69.46 % of it. The world's total motor vehicle theft was estimated at 1.84 million in 2015.

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What is motor vehicle theft?

Motor Vehicle Theft' means the removal of a motor vehicle without the consent of the owner of the vehicle. 'Motor Vehicles' includes all land vehicles with an engine that run on the road, including cars, motorcycles, buses, lorries, construction and agricultural vehicles.(UN-CTS M4.4)