Driver concerns grow over car crime

Stressed-out drivers are likely to be taking out car insurance policies with theft forefront in their minds as fears over road crime escalate, a survey has found.

More than a million cars are stolen or broken into every year and the growth of fears over theft and carjacking have prompted eight out of 10 drivers to admit they worry about car crime, a survey by Admiral has revealed.

The survey found that 40% of drivers said they are more anxious about driving now than they were last year while 66% of men and 68% of women say they worry about car crime at least some of the time. A third of people overall think that car crime has increased in the last 12 months.

More than three quarters of drivers do not think that current laws are tough enough on those who commit car crime.

It was also revealed that car jacking, the taking of a car by force, has become a major concern for a third of all motorists.

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