The (AMIS) is an association that strives to promote the development of the Mexican insurance industry. This association represents interests of the industry to public authorities, private and public sector and provides technical support to members.
The figures below paint a picture of insurance theft in Mexico which we find helpful in assigning risk to certain drivers and their vehicles that enter Mexico. All images, graphs, charts, and research were provided by AMIS – any and all reproduction or download of these images without written permission is prohibited.
Vehicle theft in Mexico hit a peak in August of 2011, but since then vehicle thefts have gradually decreased month-over-month consistently since in most areas of Mexico.
Vehicle Theft and Recovery April 2009-March 2015
Vechicle Theft by State from April – March by Year
The following tables reveal the states where vehicle theft is increasing, and where it is decreasing. According to the research by AMIS, since 2009 vehicle thefts have dropped by 72% in Nuevo León, and 74% in Chihuahua. Alternatively, vehicle theft in Tamaulipas and Veracruz has increased by 54% and 114% respectively.
Vehicle Theft by Force Percentages (Mexican Car Jackings)
When a vehicle is stolen by force, as opposed to vehicle being stolen with stealth, it is considered a “violent theft” in Mexico. In the US we call it a car-jacking. The percentage of thefts by car-jack are represented in the tables and charts below.
More than 80% of Carjackings in Mexico occur in nine Federal Entities
The 15 Worst Cities/Towns/Villages in Mexico for Car Theft
The Top 15 Cities (Towns/Villages) in Mexico to get Carjacked
These towns have the highest number of carjackings:
Which vehicles are most stolen in Mexico?
According to AMIS, the most stolen vehicles in Mexico are:
Total Thefts: Passenger
Total Thefts: Commercial
Total Thefts: Motorcycle
Summary of Vehicle Thefts in Mexico by State (Cumulative)