Birmingham has got very on top lately regards car theft etc and it's just another part of me when I had subaru legacy turbos going back to 1997 .. . They were all very high on the theft list so mine was locked up like fort Knox. Disklok , pedal lock, and a full Clifford etc .. it's going to be a car I keep for a few years so I like to make the tea leaves think it's not worth the bother and move on to something else ..Very vice words from @Jeetesh to my opinion.
Have a house a mile from a small city centre. There are 5x A2 s in my courtyard and one A6 4F2. I never lock any of them and my wallet is safely located in the console of one of them.
There is a silent surveillance system with audio that is 9 years old now.
The most describing situation I have noticed until now is this one:
One night, the movement sensor starts the video recording when 3x male and 1x female are passing into my gate. I can hear they are discussing; "what kind of cars are they.... aaahhhh thats the one with no bonnet, I have read about it.... very expensive , look at the grill... strange... no air will pass through there.... hhhmmmm....strange.... this one seems to have only 4 seats.... strange... "
They discussed the cars in the dark, well drunk... without making as much as a minor scratch, it was around 4 AM and they continued to search for their bed...
I feel very lucky to live in an area with minor issues with theft and vandalism.
If I should get up of my bed two times every night to check if any ar stepping on my land... I would be stressed and have very reduced life quality.
@WayneoA2 - it depends on who you are, and how you want live. Only you or those close to you can know whats best for you...