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Copied from an other forum , Hope thats ok ?

I have signed but I dont think it will happen but if it gets courts etc handing out heavier sentences it will be worth it

 

As Audi owners, theres a big target on these cars for thieves unfortunately. Please could you support this petition and make sure you SHARE with others!

Please will you sign this petition - Takes only 1 minute.
Click this link to sign the petition:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/225529
Introduce a mandatory prison sentence for vehicle theft.
The level of violence thieves are using is increasing.
Last week a 4 week old baby was kidnapped during a vehicle theft
https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/carjacking-baby-acocks-green-live-14930058
Let’s keep it safe and make a difference.
David Jamieson, police and crime commissioner for the WEST MIDLANDS: "Car thefts have doubled in two years – that’s an epidemic. "This is making our lives really difficult..”
Other Important Statistics

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-44893229

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/939651/stolen-car-theft-keyless-entry-hack-UK-risk/amp

www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/100213/uk-car-thefts-soar-by-56-per-cent%3famp

Thanks in advance .

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Being a statistic of this , unfortunately it won’t do any good.

each case will be looked at on an individual basis , and the evidence has to be overwhelming to get a conviction.

 

tonights channel 5 news has a piece of car crime in Birmingham , I thought great they are going to high light the epidemic - but they focus on just the stop start scanning to steal your car , nothing about the burglaries or car jackings or attempted murder of the public.

They only highlighted the scanning thefts to push the issue back on to the manufacturers to cover up the fact that burglaries are out of control.

 

btw I have signed the petition , but just don’t think it’s going to do any good.

this type of crime is here to stay unfortunately.

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1 hour ago, robdfr said:

Being a statistic of this , unfortunately it won’t do any good.

each case will be looked at on an individual basis , and the evidence has to be overwhelming to get a conviction.

 

tonights channel 5 news has a piece of car crime in Birmingham , I thought great they are going to high light the epidemic - but they focus on just the stop start scanning to steal your car , nothing about the burglaries or car jackings or attempted murder of the public.

They only highlighted the scanning thefts to push the issue back on to the manufacturers to cover up the fact that burglaries are out of control.

 

btw I have signed the petition , but just don’t think it’s going to do any good.

this type of crime is here to stay unfortunately.

 

Sorry to hear that you have been a victim, but that sounds very defeatist.

The problem is two-fold.

1. Very low detection/conviction rates

2. Very lenient 'punishment' for those convicted (so no deterrent) -unless they kill someone in the process...

 

The petition seeks to do something about the second problem, even if it is just to raise awareness of how big a problem this has become.

The person(s) who organised the petition deserve credit for trying to do something about it.

They can at least say they tried, rather than just moan, which is what most of us do.

Suggest sharing via fb etc. Need another 9000 signatures just to get a govt response..

 

 

 

 

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