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The Tool Theft in London 2022 report, collated by Herts Tools has revealed that tool theft from a vehicle has increased by 25% in the past year – accounting for a third of all tool thefts recorded in the capital in 2021 and 2022. There were 34,712 tools stolen in London alone from January 2021 to October 2022. That’s a 62% increase on the 21,445 tools stolen from January 2019 to December 2020. Just 0.3% of all cases (3 cases per 1,000) between January 2021 and October 2022 ended in a charge for the suspect. Hertz have provided a few tips.

Don’t store tools in your van overnight.

Get a tool safe if you have to leave any tools in your van.

Always lock your van’s doors during the day, to keep opportunistic thieves out.

Park in a busy area covered by CCTV.

Fit an alarm to your van.

Mark tools with your name and postcode.

Use security tags or chips to deter thieves and help recovery if something is stolen.

Apply brightly coloured paint to make them more identifiable and less attractive to thieves.

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