64,6% of all car thefts in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area occurred in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and in the southern suburbs. During the month of June, CABA continued in the second position of this ranking after increasing 2,1 with respect to the previous month, and stopped sharing the position with the western area of Greater Buenos Aires, which decreased its participation by 5,5 points compared to the previous measurement.
The first position in this ranking was obtained by the southern zone with 33,6%, which moved the City of Buenos Aires to second position with 31% of stolen vehicles.
Within the metropolitan area, the Flores neighborhood led the ranking with a participation of 11,1%, followed by the Palermo neighborhood, which had 8,3% of thefts.
The third step is shared by Parque Avellaneda, Barracas and Belgrano, with a participation of 5,5% each of them, over the total thefts; according to a survey on car thefts carried out by the Ituran Security Monitor, on a monitored fleet of 250.000 vehicles in the geographical area of AMBA.
The most used modality for the theft of vehicles was that in which two criminals participated with 40,7%, while 21,7% of the incidents involved three thieves. The third position in this ranking was for robberies carried out between four subjects with 15,8% of the total of illegal acts, and only 5,2 of the robberies were caused by a single assailant.
Armed robberies are mainly on public roads, when entering or leaving the vehicle. Then, to a lesser extent, at traffic lights and crossing another support vehicle.
According to the typology of thefts, cars that generally "sleep on the street", without much protection technology and with difficulty in obtaining spare parts, have theft frequencies between 8 and 10 times on average.
Source: Ituran Security Monitor[sam_pro id = 0_1 codes = ”true”]