Toyota Landcruiser is QLD’s most stolen car

Drivers of Toyota Landcruisers beware, as it’s been named as the most stolen car in Queensland, according to the latest insurance claims data from RACQ.*

RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton said the Landcruiser took over the top spot from the Holden Commodore.

“This is not a top ten list you want your vehicle to be featured in,” Ms Clinton said.

“Toyota models make up three of the top four in the list. The Landcruiser is closely followed by the Ford Falcon, the Toyota Corolla and Hilux and the top five is rounded out by the Holden Commodore.

“In total we had more than 50,000 claims for stolen vehicles in the past three years.”

Ms Clinton said data also revealed the top 10 suburbs where your car was most at risk of being stolen were all in south-east Queensland, with the worst location once again Southport.

“Unfortunately for Southport locals this is the third year the suburb topped the list for car thefts,” she said.

“Red Hill in Brisbane came in at number two and Harristown in Toowoomba came in third.”

Ms Clinton said motorists should take simple safety precautions to avoid becoming a victim of car theft.

“Always lock your car and ensure all windows are up when you leave it unattended,” she said.

“Wherever possible park in a secure garage or park somewhere well-lit and well-populated. Thieves are less likely to target your vehicle if there is a chance they could get caught.

“Thieves are often opportunistic. Don’t tempt them by leaving valuables such as mobile phones and laptops visible in your vehicle. They may break in to get your stuff and decide to just take the car while they’re at it.

“And importantly – treat your keys like cash! Don’t leave them lying around or in plain sight.

“It all sounds simple but we are so busy we often forget the little things and they could mean you’re left without a ride home.”

*Top 10 most stolen cars (1 January 2015 – 31 December 2017):

  1. Toyota Landcruiser
  2. Ford Falcon
  3. Toyota Corolla
  4. Toyota Hilux
  5. Holden Commodore
  6. Nissan Patrol
  7. Nissan Navara
  8. Ford Fairlane
  9. Saab 900
  10. Chrysler Valiant

*Top ten suburbs for stolen cars (1 January 2015 – 31 December 2017):

  1. Southport
  2. Red Hill
  3. Harristown
  4. Caboolture
  5. Inala
  6. Sunnybank Hills
  7. Zillmere
  8. Oxley
  9. Fortitude Valley
  10. Arundel