In the Media

10,000 drivers hijacked as car thieves switch tactics

PUBLISHED December 13, 2005

Ten thousand car-jackings take place in Britain each year as tighter security forces thieves to switch to violence to seize vehicles.

Officials at the National Audit Office (NAO) base the figure on a study of vehicle theft in Manchester and the Northumbria police area that found that 4 per cent of crimes had been car-jackings.