Surprised, but not surprising somehow. Malaysia was ranked sixth in the world for auto theft last year, according to The Star, although no detailed stats were given.

General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM)’s CEO Mark Lim said that an average of 60 vehicles get stolen everyday in Malaysia, and for the first half of 2016, the industry incurred claims amounting to RM2.41 billion.

“This equates to a staggering RM13.2 million per day payout in motor claims for property damage, bodily injury and vehicle theft,” he said, adding however that there had been a drop in cases for the first half of 2016.


“The total number of stolen vehicles for all classes in the first half of this year was 11,796 vehicles compared with 12,412 for the same period in 2015. This represents a 5% reduction in the number of vehicle thefts,” Lim said.

Of the total, 4,472 private vehicles, 6,502 motorcycles and 821 commercial vehicles were reported stolen in Jan-June this year. No break down for H1 2016 available, but the top cars in 2015’s most stolen list were the Proton Wira (1,214), Toyota Hilux (595) and Proton Iswara (552).

Others were the Perodua Kancil (550), Proton Waja (538), Perodua Myvi (379), Proton Saga (318), Proton Satria (238), Nissan Vanette (208) and Honda Civic (200).