Vehicle crime is one of most frequent crimes in Portugal accounting for 11% of all reported crime in 2014. It is also one of the easiest crimes to prevent by taking simple steps.

Many criminals who break into cars are opportunists forever on the lookout for those people who leave their cars unlocked or windows open, as well as leaving valuables on view etc.

The articles on this page provide information on the most common types of car crime, where it mainly occours and tips to minimize the risk.