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Burglary, Car Theft and Housebreaking - Number of motor vehicle theft


The United States of America is the top country by motor vehicle theft in the world. As of 2014, motor vehicle theft in the United States of America was 686,803 number that accounts for 35.17 % of the world's motor vehicle theft. The top 5 countries (others are Italy, Mexico, France, and Canada) account for 65.37 % of it. The world's total motor vehicle theft was estimated at 1.95 million number in 2014.

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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)