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Car theft in Warsaw (the most popular cars among car thieves in Poland)


PolskiMoc 4 | 324
8 Jul 2011 #31
If you'd been here, you'd know that there have been far bigger changes - the move to free-market capitalism and the progress of a young democracy among them.

Now stop trolling and slither back into your swamp.

Poland's crime rate was going down for awhile.

Then, as soon as more Brits start visiting & moving to Poland then the Polish auto theft rate rises?

When Britain has a higher car theft rate than Poland. Hmm.

visitors don't usually steal cars

Why not? I mean a visitor can just steal a car & go back home & not have to worry about the police in that nation.
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
8 Jul 2011 #32
Poland's crime rate was going down for awhile.

Then, as soon as more Brits start visiting & moving to Poland then the Polish auto theft rate rises?

When Britain has a higher car theft rate than Poland. Hmm.

Pure comedy. Why not look at the arrest statistics rather than trolling about things you don't have any connection to.

Oops, I forgot - they're in Polish so you can't understand them.
PolskiMoc 4 | 324
8 Jul 2011 #33
Why do Brits with names like John move to Poland?

Are they secretely there to steal Polish cars & send them back to Britain?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
8 Jul 2011 #34
Why do Brits with names like John move to Poland?

the next idiotic post gives u the weekend off
OP sobieski 107 | 2,128
24 Sep 2012 #35
Merged: Top 5 most-stolen cars in Warsaw

1. Toyota (all models)
2. Honda (all models)
3. Mazda (all models)
4. VW (Golf and Passat)
5. Mercedes (mainly Sprinter)

Good news for me is that Nissan does not figure in that list, and that car thefts went down 20% since last year.
(Data provided by Warsaw police, and published in GW)
Harry
24 Sep 2012 #36
Caterham nowhere on the list, all looking good!
OP sobieski 107 | 2,128
24 Sep 2012 #37
Toyota...I could understand...sometimes I think half of Warsaw drives in a Yaris.
But Mazda???
Harry
24 Sep 2012 #38
Sobieski: it's all about breaking them for parts (given how expensive mx-5 parts are here).
OP sobieski 107 | 2,128
24 Sep 2012 #39
Spares for Japanese cars are indeed expensive.
Weren't Polski Fiats in the recent years also in the hitlist? I remember something like that.
poland_
30 Sep 2012 #40
Caterham nowhere on the list, all looking good!

Must be a difficult one in the winter, hope you have a covered garage, I also have a classic soft top which goes to sleep from November to April. In regards to car being stolen in Warszawa it was far worse in the 90's than it is now, also the security devices for cars are much superior today, I would expect it to go the same way as most countries with ' jacking ' of high end becoming the most lucrative for ' black hats'.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
29 Oct 2013 #41
Interesting image showing number of stolen cars in regions of Poland from Janury to the end of Septembr this year.

Car theft in Poland

differences are huge.
OP sobieski 107 | 2,128
3 Jan 2014 #42
Merged: Top-4 of most-stolen cars in Warsaw 2013

Top 4. What are the most frequently stealing cars in Warsaw?

1. Place - Toyota
This brand cars were stolen in Warsaw 388. Why do capital thieves steal most "Japanese"?

- The Warsaw thieves for years specialized in thefts of Japanese cars. They know through protection installed in them, they have contacts with a fences, who sell parts from these cars or legalize them - the capital command officer explains.

warszawa.gazeta

According to police statistics the top-4 of most stolen cars in Warsaw during last year is as follows:

1. Toyota - 388
2. Honda - 386
3. Mazda - 184
4. Volkswagen - 117

In Warsaw during 2013 (until 26 December) 2108 cars were stolen (plus 896 in the 10 districts around the city).
For 2012 the number respectively was 2102/729

And a whole lot better if you look at the statistics for 2001: 11500/3500...

For Poland as a whole the most-stolen car is Volkswagen.
baduck
3 Jan 2014 #43
I was talking to a police officer who lives in the flat opposite me he told me in krakow people will steal to order a car so they can swap the vin plates with a Totalled car then sell it on for a big ole profit
peterweg 37 | 2,319
3 Jan 2014 #44
Thats is/was standard practice the world over.
OP sobieski 107 | 2,128
4 Jan 2014 #45
From what I read in various articles, that's one possibility. Second one, they steal them for spare parts. Given the price of spare parts for Japanese cars...

Still the drop in numbers of cars stolen is remarkable.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
4 Jan 2014 #46
in krakow people will steal to order a car

This broke my translator. What does it mean? :)
jon357 71 | 20,365
4 Jan 2014 #47
Stealing to order = stealing something specific on request.
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
4 Jan 2014 #48
is this correct too?
In Krakow people will order to steal a car
jon357 71 | 20,365
4 Jan 2014 #49
No. The correct sentence would be: In Kraków, people will steal a car to order.
wiadro
3 Jun 2014 #51
Surprisingly, the Eastern provinces of Poland are not that 'popular' among car thieves (in theory they should be because the stolen cars could be moved to the Baltic / Russia countries).
Monitor 14 | 1,820
3 Jun 2014 #52
Big part of stolen cars is disassembled and parts are sold.
Tamarisk
3 Jun 2014 #53
Uh oh. Slaskie region is second highest. Although from the three cars on the right side, German products are the most in demand.
Roger5 1 | 1,455
3 Jun 2014 #54
"Surprisingly, the Eastern provinces of Poland are not that 'popular' among car thieves (in theory they should be because the stolen cars could be moved to the Baltic / Russia countries)."

They used to be, but now that these borders are EU borders corruption among border guards has fallen to negligible levels. I live in these borderlands and I remember when there was a very lively trade in, e.g. petrol from Belarus. Not now.


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