Maybe they are in on the big conspiracy Pete, or at least their masters in the Government are. You know the one;
Scum steal car,
Owner makes insurance claim,
Repair shops (being screwed by Insurance company) buys stolen parts to effect repairs, thus ensuring a ready market for stolen car parts,
Insurance company happy as promotes industry repair costs being managed down, blames govt &/or police for increased stolen car rate.
Insurance premiums go up, everyone pays more for insurance,
Insurance company makes bigger profits, shareholders rejoice.
Police blame lack of resources & funding, ask for more,
Government says they can't fund everything, diverts our attention to the economy, look at how well it's doing!
Company profits up (well the Finance & Insurance industries anyway - who produce nothing), Dividends up, Share prices up.
What! You also want better Health, Education, Security.
Your taxes will have to go up to cover that....and on it goes...
I know, I know, Iv'e become a cynical old bastard