According to the National Police Headquarters (ORFK), a total of 561 vehicles, 351 of which were passenger cars, were reported missing last year, reports Vezess.hu. These are extremely low numbers compared to ten years ago, but the spectacular decline that has occurred virtually every year in recent years seems to have stalled. In the police data, motorcycles are also included in the figures for motor vehicles, which is important in this case, because they top the list of thefts in Hungary.
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In 2021, the Hungarian police issued the most wanted calls for Simsons: 72 were stolen last year. A Simson motor in better condition can cost between 500,000 and one million forints.
Opel is second on the list with 60 vehicles, while Suzuki is third with 56. Of the premium brands, 18 Mercedes, 14 BMW, and 14 Audi vehicles were stolen last year.
A bigger change in the list is Volkswagen, with 40 vehicles stolen compared to 29 in 2020, while Ford, for example, has seen its theft rate drop by less than half in the last year, from 56 to 24. The top 20 also include Lada, Daewoo, and Mazda.
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