1,475 Car Thefts in Six Months as the Best Result in Five Years

After a huge wave of car thefts, Ukraine has returned to the level of the early 2010s.

3 September 2021

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Over the first half of the year, Ukraine has recorded 1,475 car thefts. It is the best result in the past five years.

In 2014, car thefts spiked with the number almost doubling to 12,600 thefts. This record-high level lasted through 2016.

Car theft statistics
Year201320142015201620172018201920202021
Number of car thefts6,79412,64411,46312,2059,0186,6425,4414,5221,475

In 2017, when the overall crime stats started trending down in Ukraine, the number of car thefts started decreasing, too. In 2020, there were as little as 4,522. With the current dynamics, this year’s figure is likely to be even lower.

Overall criminal offense statistics
Year20132014201520162017201820192020
Number of criminal offenses514,000476,000490,000562,000490,000456,000418,000335,000

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