Do I really need Caravan Security anyway?

Caravan Security is an important issue however you may be thinking ‘whats all the fuss about Security, nothing ever happens’. One of the difficulties is that there isn’t any really good data relating specifically to Caravans (Campers, Motor-homes ect) and the occurrence of issues. This is partly due to the way it is reported and classified and also that a lot of things are not reported. In Europe they seem much more on the ball with reporting (and Caravan Security) but unfortunately not in Australia.

Out of interest we did a quick media scan the other day to see what had actually made the forums, papers, police or TV, we know this would be just a small amount of the total however it is a fair barometer of the problem. So here we go:

My caravan was stolen and its shaken my world! – The Grey Nomads

Thieves take car and caravan – Your Local Examiner

Police investigate brazen caravan theft – Qld Police News

Caravan stolen two days before holiday – The Courier Ballarat, Vic

Family ‘gutted’ after caravan stolen in Strathfieldsaye – Bendigo Advertiser

Police are asking for public assistance to help locate a stolen caravan from Maryborough – Qld Police

Another grey nomad dream shattered by caravan theft – The Grey Nomads

Caravan stolen from Walkley Heights – SA Police

Have you seen this caravan stolen from Nanango? – Qld Police

Police scouring Burnie area, alleged caravan thief on the run – The Advocate

Police appeal for witnesses after caravan stolen at Somerset – The Advocate

Caravan stolen from private property – Berwick Star News

Man charged after alleged theft of caravan at Mogo – About Regional

Police appealing for information on stolen caravan – Shepparton News

Stolen Caravan in East Cape – NZ – Reddit

Caloundra pensioner ‘cheesed off’ after caravan stolen – Sunshine Coast Daily

Caravan and Camper Trailer Theft on the Rise – Practical Motoring

Police investigate reported camper trailer theft in region – News Mail

Help M’boro police track down stolen caravan – Fraser Coast Chronicle

Stolen Caravans: Pair steal vans worth $200,000 in Epping, Craigieburn and Campberfield – Herald Sun

Newcomb: Geelong Caravan owner offers reward after luxury caravan stolen – Geelong Advertiser

Caravan Stolen – Cranbourne Star News

Caravan stolen from secure campsite car park –

Holidaying couple has their caravan stolen from Bargara – News Mail

Car and caravan stolen from Murray Bridge house – The Murray Valley Standard

Thieves snatch caravan in brazen midnight raid – The Grey Nomads

Family’s plea to thieves to return stolen caravan – Queensland Times

Van thieves target GreenRV business a second time – Gladstone Observer

Residents warned to secure caravans after a spate of thefts – Morning Bulletin

Police warn on caravan security after thieves hit Perth suburbs – Caravanning News

Caravan, cash and more stolen during Paget business break in – Daily Mercury

Melbourne crime spree after caravans and campervans stolen in Hampton, Black Rock and Mordialloc – 7 News

Hobart mans caravan nicked and his dreams crushed – The Mercury

Police chase stolen car and caravan – The Advertiser

Keep an Eye Out for this Camper stolen in Grand Junction – 99.9 KEKB

Camper Trailer stolen from Tailem Bend – The Murray Valley Standard

Three bikes stolen from caravan park – Riverine Herald

Theft of Jayco Van – Claremont – Tasmania Police

Thieves target Coast caravan park ahead of holiday season – Sunshine Coast Daily

Assistance sought to locate stolen caravans, Forrest Glen – Sunshine Coast

Sunbury family devastated by caravan theft – Herald Sunday

Caravan stolen at Pomonal – The Wimmera Mail-Times Horsham Vic

Wig-wearing thief shatters holiday dream – Bayside News

Stolen 2014 Patriot Camper from workshop – Facebook

Third highest cost of insurance claim 2014/2015 – RACV data 2016

Makes you think…

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