Bharat Book Bureau announces inclusion of latest report on “Car theft and insurance in Japan”( Europe, there is a very strong relationship between car theft and the cost of car insurance. SBD’s latest report shows the results of its research into the Japanese car insurance market to determine if there is a similar relationship in Japan. SBD scrutinises levels of vehicle crime in Japan and their impact on the domestic insurance industry in its new security report. Using both historic and up-to-the-minute data and assessing the latest developments within the Japanese insurance industry, it demonstrates how the fitment of more sophisticated vehicle security systems is having an impact on car theft, but not on insurance costs.

Table of Contents:

1. Executive summary
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Key points
1.3 Conclusion
2. Insurance requirements for security
3. Japanese new car market
3.1 Overview
4. Car theft in Japan
4.1 Theft situation by car types
4.2 Theft rates
4.3 Theft from vehicles
5. Car insurance system in Japan
5.1 Overview
5.2 Discount for car security
5.3 Comparison of insurance cost

List of Tables
Table 1. Theft rate for models with theft of >1,000 units per year
Table 2. Theft rate for models with theft < 1000 (but 1,000 or more in 2003)
Table 3. Comparison of insurance costs of vehicles from the same brand
Table 4. Comparison of relative insurance cost of Toyota and Nissan vehicles

List of Figures
Figure 1. New car sales volume from 2000 to 2006
Figure 2. Car share in Japan in 2006
Figure 3. Theft situation by vehicle type 2003 to 2006
Figure 4. Breakdown of stolen items by year
Figure 5. Japanese system of car insurance

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