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According to the Nat'l. Insurance Crime Bureau, the cities with the most stolen cars are:
1. Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona
2. Fresno, Ca.
3. Modesto, Ca.
4. Stockton-Lodi, Ca.
5. Las Vegas, Nev.
6. Miami, Fl.
7. Sacramento, Ca.
8. Oakland, Ca.
9. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wa.
10. Tacoma, Wa.
 

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Wohoo! We're number 1! :clap:

I'm not worry about the Elise, unless some wicked Celica driver needs parts. Then again, if I need engine parts, I know were to get them. :huh:
 

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The east coast is just not trying hard enough.

P.S. Based on census and ranking refers to rate, not total thefts.

Chicago has 43,600 thefts yet ranked 58th.
Modesto had 4,541 thefts and ranked 3rd.

I wonder if some of this is a reflection of cities near other cities with a higher crime rate. For example, a smaller town with less population, will reflect a much higher rate, and if it is near a large urban center, it will get spillover theft.
 

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Strangely, if you read the report, the times are changing rapidly. Which indicates a real out of control problem for certain areas.

Modesto was 24th 3 years earlier.
Stockon-Lodi was 25th 3 years earlier.

In 3 years, this area rocketed up the charts to number 3 and 4 with a bullet. Pun possibly intended.

Detroit 3 years before was number 2 instead of 11th.

Jersey City was 7th instead of 23rd.
 

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Newark NJ used to have a lot of car thefts, but then they were also high ranked in the number of AIDS. Maybe all of the car stealing heroin addicts have died.
 

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The reason for the NY auto theft decline is because there's too much traffic in New York and parking is cost an arm & a leg. If a theif is cheap and just parks on the street and someone will steal what he rightfully stole. ;)
 

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couldn't confirm please post link

Sorry couldn't confirm your statement - would like a link if you could find one. I did find this - between the Japanese and American cars they seem to have it sown up.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2002/12/11/24854.htm

NICB said that the 10 most commonly stolen vehicles in the United States in 2001 were:

1. Toyota Camry
2. Honda Accord
3. Honda Civic
4. Oldsmobile Cutlass/Supreme/Ciera
5. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
6. Chevrolet Full Size C/K Pickup
7. Toyota Corolla
8. Ford Taurus
9. Chevrolet Caprice
10. Ford F150 Pickup
 
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