Good news to start with: the number of stolen cars is decreasing year by year. The statements of the Police Headquarters indicate that in 2015, the number of crimes “from the group of legal acts of car theft and burglary” was over 12 thousand. (specifically 12,090), two years later their number decreased to 10,100, and in 2019 to 8,717.
Coronavirus and thefts
However, it is a poor consolation for those who have lost their cars as a result of the actions of criminals. Only from January to the end of March 2020, 1,328 such cases were recorded. I wonder what the statistics for the second quarter will look like, i.e. the period when the coronavirus made its home in Poland for good, making it easier for thieves to work. How? Thanks to the possibility of legally wearing masks and gloves and delegating police officers to new tasks resulting from the spread of COVID-19, car thefts are no longer as risky as before.