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Van related crime continues to rise – Mul-T-Lock UK urges awareness from owners

Mul-T-Lock UK is urging van owners to update their vehicle security in light of the latest crime statistics.

With latest results showing the annual rate of thefts involving vans in the UK could rise to more than 20,000 vans by 2030, the security specialist is encouraging van operators and owners to consider simple solutions to protect their vehicles and contents.

The same research predicts that 12,000 vans will be stolen in 2022, which is a rise of 169% over the last five years. Tools are reported to be the favourite target of van thieves, with 67% of van break-ins resulting in stolen tools and equipment.

Claire Blakemore, Managing Director of Mul-T-Lock UK says: “The statistics speak for themselves when it comes to van crime and will only increase with time. They will continue to have devastating affects – whether a sole trader, small or large fleet operator – the potential for loss of livelihood and significant cost implications is extremely serious.”

With many security and fire businesses relying on their vans – or even multiple vans – to operate day-to-day, the latest van theft statistics are a significant concern.

RAC underlines the statistics, as it says van related crime is on the rise, with the result being a “hefty cost of over £61.9 million to businesses in lost tools and other items since 2016”.


Mul-T-Lock aims to raise awareness, utilising its all in one ArmaDLock security device, created uniquely for vans as a bolt-on solution to act as a significant visual deterrent to the opportunist thief.

Designed for ease of installation on a new or existing vehicle, and supplied with secure fixings, Mul-T-Lock ArmaDLock has an angled lock body which has been designed to deflect blows from a hammer, alongside the steel locking bolt which adds extra protection for the doors.

Claire concluded: “Mul-T-Lock ArmaDLock demonstrates how small measures can make all the difference, as a product specifically for vehicles to offer the ultimate security. It presents a complete all-encompassing solution that is easy to install, maintain and operate. At the same time, we want to continue to educate our audience and work with our locksmith partners across the UK and Ireland to raise awareness of issues around vehicle crime.”

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