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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 Barbuda20208 
Argentina200862,044 
Bahamas2020229 
Barbados202062 
Belize202015 
Bolivia20202,762 
Brazil2020172,953 
Canada202183,416 
Chile202026,708 
Colombia202035,884 
Costa Rica2018623 
Dominica202040 
Dominican Republic20202,692 
Ecuador201412,843 
El Salvador2020671 
Grenada20200 
Guatemala20162,708 
Guyana202057 
Haiti------ 
Honduras2020250 
Jamaica2015603 
Mexico202192,381 
Nicaragua2010388 
Panama2021786 
Paraguay20181,015 
Peru202020,505 
Saint Kitts and Nevis20200 
Saint Lucia2020122 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines202014 
Suriname202054 
Trinidad and Tobago2020548 
United States2019721,900 
Uruguay202015,739 
Venezuela200736,827 
Regions
 
    
01. Americas2009176 
02. Caribbean200992 
03. Central America200955 
04. North America2019922,414 
05. South America200991 
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