Statista's Niall McCarthy details that 697,000 car thefts were recorded yearly by the police during that period, a 29 percent reduction compared to the 983,000 vehicles stolen annually between 2008 and 2010.
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On average over 2015 to 2017, Luxembourg had the highest number of police-recorded car thefts in the EU - 328 per 100,000 of its inhabitants.
It was followed by Greece (269) and Italy (257). Denmark has the lowest level of car theft in the EU with just 4 vehicles stolen per 100,000 inhabitants during the above period.