The most stolen cars in Russia in 2021 were Hyundai Solaris and Kia Rio. This is law enforcement data. Most often, cars disappeared in Moscow and the Moscow region.
Domestic cars are not popular among hijackers. In addition to the above brands, Toyota Camry, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sorento were in demand among criminals. In just 11 months of 2021, 1.7 thousand hijackings were registered. At the same time, 96% of such crimes were solved.
Inhabitants of 11 regions of the country become victims of criminals more often than others. Cars are stolen in Moscow and the Moscow region, St. Petersburg, the Leningrad region, Chechnya, the Stavropol region, in the Kursk, Irkutsk, Rostov, Voronezh and Nizhny Novgorod regions.
There are also regions where you don’t have to worry about the safety of your car. These are Vologda Oblast, Altai Krai, Bashkiria, Mordovia, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Kaliningrad, Lipetsk, Tver, Tula, Astrakhan, Ryazan Oblasts and North Ossetia.
The chances of the safety of the car will increase if it is an unpopular brand.
For example, among Hyundai cars, the Matrix subcompact van is the least likely to be stolen. For fans of the Korean brand, Kia will be safest to use the compact Picanto hatchback. The safest Toyota model in terms of theft was the Auris.
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