Comparethemarket.com says that between 2015 and 2019, van theft increased by 81% from 4,450 vans to 8,072.
The full statistics from 2020 aren’t available yet, but this is expected to see a further rise to 10,928 vans, with 2021 set to reach around 12,669 vans stolen this year.
Projecting this clear trend into the future, Comparethemarket.com reckons that by 2030, van theft will have nearly doubled to around 20,531 per year.
Breaking those figures down, this info suggests that 12 vans were being stolen every day in 2015.
By 2019, it was up to 22 vans per day, while in 2020 it’s predicted that 30 vans were stolen each day. In 2021 that figure is expected to rise to 35 vans per day.
Using the crystal ball of statistical analysis, the claim is that by 2030 as many as 56 vans per day will be taken without their owners’ consent