AMBA: El Norte, the area with the least car thefts

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An official report from the National Insurance Superintendency (SSN) maintains that in Argentina 434 vehicles are stolen per day.

The Ituran Security Monitor carried out a balance referring to car thefts by geographical area in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA), on a monitored fleet of 250.000 vehicles during the first two months of the year.

The survey showed that the north is the area with the fewest car thefts with 8,5 of the total incidents registered in the metropolitan area and greater Buenos Aires. This brand was obtained after falling 1,9 points compared to December 2016, when it had obtained 10,4% of the total.

The first position in this ranking was obtained by the southern zone, which moved the Federal Capital to the second position.

According to the typology of thefts, the cars that generally "sleep on the street", without much protection technology and with difficulty in obtaining spare parts such as the 504 and the Duna, have theft frequencies between 8 and 10 times the average.


  • The most sophisticated cars were stolen by armed hand and those without advanced technology in anti-theft protection methods were stolen from the public highway.

  • The armed robberies were mainly when entering or exiting the vehicle and then to a lesser extent, at traffic lights and crossing another support vehicle.

  • The average number of thieves who participated in an assault were two in 40% of the cases and 3 in 20%, one assailant is less than 10% of the time.

(*) The balance was made on a monitored fleet of 250.000 vehicles in the AMBA area. The frequency of theft in our park is 1 percent, this means that every year about 2500 cars are stolen according to data from the Ituran protected base.


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