Dresden/Wiesbaden (dpa/sa) - Contrary to the national trend, fewer cars were stolen in Saxony last year. After 537 in 2020, 528 cars were now permanently lost in the Free State, the Federal Criminal Police Office announced on Tuesday. That corresponded to a minus of 1.7 percent. After a pandemic-related decline, more cars were stolen across Germany. In total, thieves stole almost 16,500 cars last year. This is an increase of 17.5 percent compared to the previous year. The number is now at a similar level as before the pandemic, it said.