Is your car likely to be vandalised?

Ford Focus drivers had just a 0.58 per cent chance of the car being vandalised between February 2011 and February 2012, says insurer Swift Cover, which looked at 1,500 claims to compile the list.

However, owners of a Porsche car were less lucky with an ‘index rating’ of 3.46 per cent for the year.

Overall, prestige and luxury owners were most often targeted by vandals, according to the data, with BMW boasting three cars in the top ten most vandalised and a BMW 125 was the subject of the largest claim at £5,604.

Robin Reames, chief claims officer at insurance provider Swift Cover, said: “The majority of vehicles in the top ten are what we call ‘executive cars’ such as the BMW Z4 and Audi TT, likely to be driven by high earners who see their car as a status symbol.”

The insurer says ‘everyday’ cars are ‘significantly’ less likely to be vandalised and the popular Ford Focus is the best of them all.

With high levels of equipment and a premium feel inside, the Ford Focus could solve the problem of owning an executive level car without worrying about vandals as much as the premium German manufacturers.

However, owners of luxury cars such as Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles can reduce the risk of having their car vandalised.

Reames said: “While vandalism is difficult to prevent, there are several measures that motorists can take to protect their cars and make them less likely to be targeted.”

These include keeping the car in a garage or off the road, installing motion-activated lights to deter vandals and using car covers to make the car less prominent.

For more information about products to protect your car from vandals, contact your nearest Perrys Motors dealership.