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Exploring motor vehicle theft in Australia

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 67

Karl Higgins
ISBN 0 642 24032 9 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1997

Abstract

Motor vehicle theft costs the Australian community approximately one billion dollars every year. This paper looks at current trends associated with motor vehicle theft, and identifies various situational and technological theft prevention strategies.