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Seven vehicles are stolen every hour in Australia

With nearly one-third never recovered, highlighting the need for greater cooperation between state governments and their agencies to tackle car theft rackets. Insurance Council of Australia CEO Rob Whelan said insurers received more than 7000 vehicle theft claims totalling $50.5 million for the last quarter, of these, 4814 were stolen for profit-motivated purposes (for resale or stripped for parts) andnot recovered, up 11 per cent.

Total thefts in Queensland soared by 26 per cent, with Western Australia experiencing a17 per cent increase


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