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3. Other Crimes
3.5.2.1 Theft of a motorized vehicle (ICCS 05021), number of offences
“THEFT OF A MOTORIZED VEHICLE” is defined as unlawfully taking or obtaining a motorized land vehicle, or the theft of parts of a motorized land vehicle, with the intent to permanently withhold them from a person or organization without consent and without the use of force, threat of force or violence, coercion or deception.
“Motorized land vehicle” means all land vehicles with an engine that run on the road, including cars, motorcycles, buses, lorries, construction and agricultural vehicles.
“Parts of a land vehicle” are any element or replacement element specifically designed for a vehicle and essential to its operation, including engines, transmissions, tires and windows.
EXCLUSIONS: "Theft of a motorized land vehicle or parts thereof " should exclude the Illegal use of a motor vehicle with intent to temporarily deprive it from the owner without consent and without the use of force, threat of force or violence, coercion or deception (e.g.: joyriding) (050212); theft of personal property from a vehicle (050222); Robbery of a car or vehicle (040121) defined as “robbery of a vehicle in transit, from the person operating the vehicle or its passengers”.

[Sources: International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), UNODC, Mar 2015, p.59, incl. footnote 95. Web: https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/crime/ICCS/ICCS_English_2016_web.pdf
Data are provided by Member States through the United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS).]


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Antigua and Barbuda201824 
Argentina200862,044 
Bahamas2018375 
Barbados2018124 
Belize201832 
Bolivia201894 
Brazil2018240,706 
Canada201785,020 
Chile201824,288 
Colombia201843,211 
Costa Rica2018623 
Dominica201834 
Dominican Republic20163,660 
Ecuador201412,843 
El Salvador20181,466 
Grenada20150 
Guatemala20162,708 
Guyana201841 
Haiti------ 
Honduras2018302 
Jamaica2015603 
Mexico2018137,175 
Nicaragua2010388 
Panama2016879 
Paraguay20181,015 
Peru201817,506 
Saint Kitts and Nevis20182 
Saint Lucia2018223 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines201831 
Suriname201818 
Trinidad and Tobago2015785 
United States2018748,800 
Uruguay201819,265 
Venezuela200736,827 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas2009176 
02. Caribbean200992 
03. Central America200955 
04. North America2009253 
05. South America200991 
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