NEW DELHI: Around 88 motor vehicles are stolen everyday in the national capital, with the city witnessing around 83 per cent increase in vehicle theft cases compared with the average of past three years.
"As many as 26,650 cases of vehicle theft took place in Delhi till October 31 this year, as compared to 23,411 vehicles stolen in 2014, 14,936 in 2013, and 14,446 in 2012," Lok Sabha was told today.
Of the vehicles stolen till October 30 this year, 1,676 have been recovered by the police, which claimed to have busted 13 auto-lifter gangs.
However, in the previous year, the police claimed to have busted only two auto-lifter gangs but recovered 2,425 stolen vehicles.
Meanwhile, as many as 2,007 and 2,679 stolen vehicles were recovered in 2013 and 2012 respectively, Lok Sabha was told.
"Anti Auto Theft Squad (AATS) has been established in all districts of Delhi Police.
"Delhi Police has also launched a web-based Motor Vehicles App to avert the routine manual processes involved in reporting the theft of vehicle, getting an FIR registered, obtaining the final police report and claiming insurance," Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said.