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This is How Camera Gear Was Stolen in 2015



The anti-theft gear registry LensTag just provided us with this new look at how camera gear was stolen over the past year. As you can see from the pie chart above, car and home break ins are still the biggest way thieves are targeting cameras and lenses: they accounted for over half of all thefts reported to LensTag in 2015.

“Cars were even worse place to keep your gear in 2015 vs 2014,” LensTag founder Trevor Sehrer tells PetaPixel. “Rental cars seem consistently targeted.”

In terms of cities, the three that had the highest incidences of gear theft were Rome, Italy (“a strong #1”, Sehrer says); London, England (“a distant #2”); and Melbourne, Australia.


The single most commonly stolen camera is the Canon 5D Mark III. Back in 2013, it was the Nikon D7000.

Image credits: Illustrations courtesy LensTag