MEXICO CITY.- Vehicle theft had a 17% decrease in the last year, with a total of 62 thousand 583 insured units stolen, revealed the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions (AMIS).

According to the agency, Between October 2020 and September 2021, criminals stole 171 cars per day on average.

In that period of time, the state where the most thefts were registered was the State of Mexico, with 18,885 crimes; followed by Jalisco, with 9,908; Mexico City, with 5,814, and later Guanajuato, Puebla and Veracruz.

However, the list of states where car theft occurs with violence are: Sinaloa, with 82.8% of the cases; Guerrero, 79.4%; Zacatecas and Guanajuato, with 74.9%, respectively; Michoacán, 72.1%; Puebla, 70.8%; Morelos, 70%; State of Mexico, 68.6%, and Tlaxcala, with 68.3% of the assaults.

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If the magnifying glass is close to In the municipalities or mayors where the most car thefts occur, Guadalajara is in first place, followed by Ecatepec, Zapopan, Tlalnepantla, Naucalpan, Culiacán, Puebla and Cuautitlán Izcalli.

The most stolen vehicles are those of Nissan of the brands Versa, Tsuru and the NP 300 truck, while General Motors the list is headed by the Aveo and the Beat.

Regarding the theft of heavy vehicles, AMIS reported that in the last year it had a drop of 21.3% with a total of 6,906 cases in the State of Mexico, Puebla, Veracruz, Guanajuato and Jalisco, mainly.

46% was theft of trucks; 35% of semi-trailers; 17% of trucks, and only 1% of foreign passenger buses.

According to Norma Alicia Rosas Rodríguez, general director of AMIS, robbery with violence “It does not necessarily have to do with a physical assault, but rather that it is stolen in transit, that is, before we had a very important theft of vehicles that were parked and what has happened is that technology has already led to people trying to steal them. when the driver is present ”.

And he said that there will be no problem in insuring the so-called “chocolate cars.”

“Something that I also want to tell you is that it is not the first time that an announcement of this type has been given: to promote the legality of vehicles, as chocolate cars call it, the regularization. It had already happened in other six-year terms and there has been no problem to be able to insure the vehicles ”.

In the same way, he assured that the industry works for the integration of the Public Vehicle Registry (Repuve).

“The important thing here is that we guarantee the legal certainty of the cars, that is, we have also been seeing it with the authorities, because we believe that the most relevant thing is to establish a General Repuve Law, as a work of co-responsibility, then, to be able to guarantee the registration of both new and used vehicles ”.

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