AVCISAssociation of Chief Police Officers Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (UK)
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Det Chief Insp Mark Hooper, head of AVCIS, said: "These figures demonstrate that vehicle crime continues to be an issue across the UK.
The warning came as AVCIS launched Car Crime Awareness Week to draw attention to the need for vigilance by motorists to avoid becoming the victim of crime and drive down crime rates.
Tractors are relatively easy to steal because most ignition keys are standard and can start any vehicle," said Det Chief Insp Mark Hooper, of AVCIS.
The Government is determined to keep up this good work which is why we have increased our funding for AVCIS from pounds 200,000 to pounds 300,000 to support its work and the leading role it plays in tackling the constantly evolving challenge of vehicle crime.