Jaguar Land Rover announces million-pound-investment to prevent vehicle crime

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced an investment of over £1m to help the police tackle vehicle crime in the UK.

The funds will support police operations in theft hotspots and improve intelligence gathering to understand better and prevent vehicle theft.

This investment comes amid growing concerns about the security of high-end vehicles, particularly Range Rovers.

Earlier this year, JLR’s chief executive Adrian Mardell refuted claims that Range Rovers are especially susceptible to theft.

Many owners have also reported steep increases in insurance premiums or difficulties in obtaining coverage.

The new funding aims to reassure consumers and reduce insurance costs.

Coventry-based JLR has also created insurance products to help customers who struggle to obtain coverage, though some owners still face difficulties getting quotes.

The money will support several police forces with resources to respond to vehicle thefts, fund a new national policing unit for gathering intelligence on vehicle thefts, and increase police activity at ports used by criminal gangs to ship cars abroad.

JLR is already collaborating with the police to recover stolen vehicles and has trained 650 officers.

They have also worked to make their vehicles less vulnerable to theft, citing data from the Police National Computer showing that since January 2022, only 0.2% of new Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports have been stolen.