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Tristan Shale-Hester 2019-05-24 15:00 Staffordshire saw a bigger increase in car thefts than any other area, followed by Bedfordshire and Thames Valley Staffordshire saw the biggest rise in car thefts last year, according to new figures. The Government data was analysed by car-selling site Motorway and shows which police force areas in the UK suffered the worst increases in car theft. Staffordshire saw the largest rise, with car thefts jumping by 37.5 per cent from 1,332 in 2017 to 1,831 in 2018. • Car crime rises again with 113,000 vehicles stolen last year Bedfordshire Police came second, seeing a 27.3 per cent year-on-year rise from 1,054 thefts to 1,342. The number of cars stolen in the Thames Valley area, meanwhile, increased 26.8 per cent from 2,574 to 3,625. Police force 2017 car thefts 2018 car thefts Percentage increase Staffordshire Police 1,332 1,831 37.5 per cent Bedfordshire Police 1,054 1,342 27.3 per cent Thames Valley Police 2,574 3,265 26.8 per cent..