Vehicle thefts drop in ACT to lead to fewer car insurance claims?

Figures showing a decline in vehicle thefts in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) may suggest that fewer people in the area were forced to claim on their car insurance policies last year.

Statistics from the police and government revealed that in the last financial year there was a 37 per cent reduction in the thefts.

Simon Corbell, minister for police and emergency services, commented: "I am pleased to see that ACT Policing has recorded such a positive downward trend in a range of property related offences, like rates of motor vehicle theft."

Police in the region were commended by the minister for their efforts in reducing the number of automobiles stolen.

With crime figures down last year, it is possible that those living in the area might be able to enjoy a reduction in their car insurance premiums.

According to the RACV's Driving Your Dollars survey published last month, the average cost of running an automobile fell by 1.6 per cent this year compared with 2010.ADNFCR-1761-ID-800691326-ADNFCR