West Yorkshire has the fourth highest number of vehicle thefts in the UK, according to figures recorded by UK police forces.

Five thousand, eight hundred and seventy-one vehicles were stolen in the county between April 2018 and March 2019.

Five thousand, eight hundred and seventy-one vehicles were stolen in the county between April 2018 and March 2019. Nationally there was a fifty-six per cent increase in motors stolen over a four-year period.

Lincolnshire has the lowest number of vehicle thefts.

Figures of stolen vehicles from across our region:

45

in Lincolnshire

510

in North Yorkshire

1,440

in Humberside

2,797

in South Yorkshire

5,871

in West Yorkshire

Nationally, the figures show thefts of motor vehicles in Britain have risen by 56 per cent.