Number plate theft
If you want to buy a set of number plates from a legitimate supplier you will have to present the vehicle registration document and prove who you are, so thieves often resort to stealing number plates from a car on the street or in the quiet corner of a car park.
Why do people steal number plates?
Number plates are stolen by people who don’t want to be found out when they commit certain crimes. These crimes include:
Vehicles with stolen number plates have also been used in more serious crimes such as kidnap and robbery.
What are the benefits of theft resistant number plates?
The benefits of theft resistant number plates include:
What do I do if my number plates have been stolen?
If your number plates are stolen, the DVLA advises you to report the theft to the police. If you receive fines or correspondence after the theft, you should return them immediately to the issuing authority with an explanation and any documentary evidence.