Value of Artwork Stolen in the United Kingdom Each Year

in Business Risk, Transnational Crime

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in the United Kingdom stated that over $482 Million (£300 Million) in artwork and antiques were being stolen across the country each year by organized crime groups.

The organization states that the costs of the stolen art is more costly than the theft of stolen cars vehicles.

Between 1991 and 2013, nearly 60,000 stolen art pieces, antiques or collectables have been registered as stolen, missing, or looted in the United Kingdom.

(More statistics about art crimes.)

Source:  Emma Forde, “Criminal gangs targeting high-value works of art in UK,” BBC News, November 16, 2013.

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