Re: "A direct causal link is difficult..."
A good friend works for a tow truck business with a contract for police recovery work. Accidents, thefts etc.
There is a particular make and model that is currently the target of choice as all you need to do is break a side window, plug your dongle into the ODBC socket, start the car, and drive off. A few seconds max.
This is on a very recent model from a large motor manufacturer.
From his conversations with friends in other parts of the country this isn't just in his area either.
Not sure how in depth theft stats go. I'd guess it must be identifiable in due course.
Anon, well, because.