Home Office renews vehicle crime funding
AVCIS has recovered more than 1,777 unlawfully obtained vehicles worth in excess of £33 million since its inception in December 2006.
'Vehicle crime is down by 65% since 1995,' said Home Office Minister Alan Campbell. 'This is the result of hard work and good partnerships between police, government and industry, which AVCIS has been at the heart of. By working with police forces across the country AVCIS ensures that the most effective action is being taken and that fewer people are victims of crime.
'We are determined to see the downward trend in vehicle crime continue, which is why we are providing another £300,000 funding to support AVCIS' work and the vital role it plays in tackling car crime.'
Head of AVCIS, detective chief inspector Mark Hooper added: 'Despite the reduction in offences against vehicles since the mid-1990s, there is still an enormous amount of work to do. Car crime is constantly changing, with current trends including car cloning and identity fraud to obtain vehicle finance. It's a continuous battle for us to stay ahead and this would not be possible without funding and the support of our partners and police forces across the country.'