How did thieves in Slovakia fare in the first half of 2022?

A missing vehicle from the parking lot is the nightmare of many a motorist. Thieves are constantly keeping up with manufacturers and are always devising sophisticated ways to bypass the security of new cars. They educate themselves, acquire the necessary technology and are very well organized. Are you interested in how long-fingered people fared in Slovakia in the first half of the year? Find out in this article. In addition, we will present you with some tips on how to avoid having your car stolen.

What is the crime rate in Slovakia for the first half of 2022?

From January 1 to June 30, 2022, thieves managed to steal 416 motor vehicles and 655 thefts of things and parts from cars were recorded. This follows from crime statistics published by the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic. It means that during this period it was stolen or almost stolen 6 cars per day.

The damage caused for stolen motor vehicles or things, or their parts, reached almost 4.5 million €.

In which regions was the most stolen?

Despite the fact that car theft has been on the decline in recent years, the opposite is true in selected regions. Among all regions, thieves are most successful in the Žilina, Bratislava and Košice regions. Compared to the first half of 2021, the number of stolen vehicles increased in several regions. In the Košice region, it was 52% more, and in the Žilina region, the number of stolen things and parts from cars increased by almost 90%.

How to protect your vehicle from theft?

Thieves usually choose cars where they need to overcome as few obstacles as possible. They try to be as fast and as inconspicuous as possible. Therefore, the general principle usually applies – the more obstacles there are, the lower the risk of theft.

A few tips on how not to have your car stolen:

  • Always check carefully that you have closed all the windows and locked the vehicle,
  • do not leave personal belongings and objects or other valuables on the seats,
  • do not park in dark unlit alleys,
  • consider getting a quality security system.

Practice shows that the original factory security of vehicles is still not sufficient and manufacturers do not pay enough attention to it. If you are worried about your car and want to increase the level of its security, the modern Pandora system is here for you. It can add a number of useful safety technologies to your vehicle, which, together with other functions, guarantee unsurpassed security under any conditions.

What does Pandora offer?

The Pandora system is a state-of-the-art car alarm that has advanced encryption technologies and a unique mounting system. However, you don’t have to worry about losing comfort functions. Keyless access takes place in a special mode with several elements of protection against reading, cloning or interfering with the key signal. Thanks to the sophisticated mobile application, an overview of the condition and location of the vehicle is available 24/7. There is also the possibility of a comfortable remote start with independent heating control.

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