The study, which found that Luxembourg allegedly tops the EU charts in terms of car thefts, had caused quite the stir in the Grand Duchy.

According to a press release from Luxembourg's police, the number of cars stolen per 100,000 citizens between 2015 and 2018 amount to a little over 50 per year.

This number, police stressed, puts Luxembourg in 20th position rather than 1st.

Total of cars stolen in the Grand Duchy, according to Luxembourg police:

  Cars stolen (including attempts)

Cars stolen (successful)

2015

360

319

2016

288

248

2017

328

290

2018

299

271