Theft of a Motor Vehicle
Theft of motor vehicles has reduced significantly in
Peterborough in recent years and the reduction is replicated across
the country. The main reason for this is the major improvements in
security that car manufacturers have introduced.
In addition, traffic calming measures in Peterborough have
reduced the appeal of joyriding that was prominent in the 1980s and
1990s. Today there are a small group of people who commit this
crime type and they are actively targeted by the police.