Car Crime Census 2013: Top 10 most stolen vans

We've all seen the 'no tools left in this overnight' stickers that builders and tradesman put on the back of their vans in the hope that it might dissuade an opportunist thief that it's worth breaking into. But worse than having your van broken into is having your van stolen lock stock and barrel. So is your van at risk? We list the top 10 vans that are most stolen in the UK.

For the purposes of this list, we've set a limit of 5000 vehicles on the road for each model to make it representative of the whole van market. This means vans like the Citroen C15 and DAF Sherpa aren't in this list as only a few thousand are on the road but you can of course read the whole list here.

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter - 1.29% theft rate

We would have expected the ubiquitous Ford Transit to be the most stolen van from our data but instead it's the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. As one of the most expensive vans on the market it's no surprise that this is an attractive vehicle for thieves. A new Sprinter was launched in 2013 with improved security.


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