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384 Cities Ranked for Car Thefts

By Posted : August 5, 2020

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The Bakersfield, California metro area is the worst for car thefts, and 10 of the 20 metro areas with the most stolen cars are in California, according to the newly released “Hot Spots” report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), an industry-supported nonprofit dedicated to preventing fraud and theft.

Car thefts in worst-hit metro area Bakersfield edged out Albuquerque, New Mexico, which topped the list the previous two years. Regardless of where you live or what type of car you drive, you should know what to do if your car is stolen, because approximately 42% of stolen cars are never recovered, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Installing an anti-theft device will result in a car insurance discount, but the price break is typically on the comprehensive portion of your premium only. Comprehensive is a relatively small part of most drivers’ premiums, and pays out up to the actual cash value of your car if it's stolen. This optional coverage comes with a deductible, your portion you pay on a claim before insurance kicks in. The average annual rate for comprehensive is $192, according to a rate analysis by Insurance.com. That's not much to pay to ensure you get the actual cash value (ACV) for your car, minus the deductible, if your car is stolen.

In addition to theft, comprehensive car insurance also covers damage to your car from animal strikes, hail, wind, flooding, fire, fallen objects and vandalism.

Drivers are often confused about how comprehensive coverage works, according to a survey of 1,000 drivers commissioned by Insurance.com. Sixty-three percent of those surveyed incorrectly said comprehensive covers hitting another car. Damage you cause to another driver's car is covered by your liability property damage insurance, while damage to your own car is covered by collision insurance. And 56% incorrectly said comprehensive covers injuries you cause in an accident, which is covered by the personal injury liability insurance portion of your policy.

Note that NICB’s report analyzes vehicle theft data from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) for each of the nation’s Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA). These areas often include many other cities and towns beyond the namesake city.

Another note on the findings: as a population-based survey, an area with fewer people and a moderate number of thefts can—and often does—have a higher theft rate than an area with a much higher theft rate and a larger population to absorb it. That's why the St. Joseph, Missouri metro area, with 770 thefts, placed third, while Los Angeles, with 49,441 ranked at No. 45.

Below are 383 U.S. metro areas with populations over 50,000, ranked by rate of thefts per 100,000 residents, as calculated by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Rank City metro area 2019 Thefts 2019 Theft rate
1Bakersfield, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area6,538726.28
2Albuquerque, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area6,399697.05
3St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area770614.90
4Modesto, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area3,156573.13
5Odessa, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area946569.11
6Topeka, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area1,293557.40
7Yuba City, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area959546.01
8Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,483534.07
9Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,325528.16
10Springfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area2,420514.57
11Redding, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area907503.67
12Pueblo, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area832493.99
13Vallejo, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area2,205492.58
14San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area23,296492.33
15Lubbock, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area1,565485.64
16Tulsa, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area4,832483.86
17Stockton, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area3,686483.63
18Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area22,246478.34
19Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area14,093474.95
20Chico, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,027468.55
21Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area11,400457.39
22Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area2,916455.47
23Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area1,798453.68
24San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area8,919448.04
25Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area9,659447.59
26Visalia, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area2,080446.17
27Amarillo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area1,172442.18
28Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area3,297442.08
29Columbia, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area3,687439.75
30Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area9,943438.65
31Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area5,746426.88
32Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area16,807422.30
33Fresno, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area4,195419.88
34Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area404406.50
35Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area727404.87
36Midland, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area729399.23
37Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area2,961398.85
38Pine Bluff, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area345392.92
39Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area4,941390.56
40Salem, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area1,691389.72
41Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area3,679387.49
42Billings, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area699384.77
43Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area26,751378.58
44St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area10,572377.14
45Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area49,441374.13
46Salinas, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,623373.91
47Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area5,192368.50
48Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area8,677367.09
49Reno, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area1,743366.45
50Salt Lake City, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area4,511365.95
51New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area4,602362.21
52Fairbanks, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area342353.13
53Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area7,306352.17
54Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area740351.70
55Greenville-Anderson, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area3,207348.41
56Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area2,788347.58
57Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,970346.51
58Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area281345.35
59San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area8,787344.46
60Montgomery, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area1,273341.02
61Columbus, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area1,092340.14
62Sumter, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area476338.87
63South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metropolitan Statistical Area1,091337.13
64Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area25,422335.69
65Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area1,067333.66
66Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area3,608330.88
67San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area10,969328.58
68Macon-Bibb County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area736320.01
69Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area867317.33
70Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,777314.41
71Tucson, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area3,250310.33
72Corpus Christi, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area1,328309.54
73Rapid City, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area439308.92
74Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area18,545308.04
75Mobile, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area1,316306.38
76Anniston-Oxford, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area347305.44
77Panama City, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area529302.80
78Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area18,498299.98
79Florence, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area611298.18
80Madera, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area469298.11
81Grants Pass, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area258294.90
82Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,288288.47
83Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area594287.14
84Tuscaloosa, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area723286.85
85Charleston, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area736286.30
86Savannah, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,114283.21
87El Centro, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area510281.43
88Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area10,163279.20
89Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area1,029278.33
90Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area590278.06
91Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area11,954276.74
92Honolulu (Urban), HI Metropolitan Statistical Area2,694276.43
93Las Cruces, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area603276.36
94Jackson, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area1,633274.54
95Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area4,323274.44
96Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area557273.51
97Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area13,414271.09
98Hanford-Corcoran, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area414270.69
99Sioux Falls, SD Metropolitan Statistical Area725270.29
100Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,065269.82
101Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area7,554269.78
102Gulfport-Biloxi, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area1,122268.64
103Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area6,991265.12
104Eugene-Springfield, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area1,008263.83
105Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area1,220263.68
106Tallahassee, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area1,013261.60
107Fort Smith, AR-OK Metropolitan Statistical Area652260.42
108Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area5,483258.36
109New Haven-Milford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area2,192256.45
110Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area1,976256.01
111Sioux City, IA-NE-SD Metropolitan Statistical Area369255.01
112Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,775253.83
113Knoxville, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area2,203253.50
114Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area361252.89
115Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area6,572251.98
116Alexandria, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area382251.25
117Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area663250.13
118Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area5,122250.04
119Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area948250.02
120Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area4,801248.20
121Santa Fe, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area371246.74
122Dayton-Kettering, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area1,969243.81
123Jacksonville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area3,789242.96
124Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area1,295242.10
125Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area318237.56
126Medford, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area522236.26
127Decatur, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area360235.91
128Gainesville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area769233.65
129Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area482233.59
130Hattiesburg, MS Metropolitan Statistical Area392232.16
131Cleveland, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area289231.31
132Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area1,148231.03
133Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area906230.79
134Yuma, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area492230.14
135Ocala, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area830227.04
136Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area734226.20
137Baton Rouge, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,913223.77
138Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area4,965222.94
139Lawton, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area280221.49
140Columbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area460220.97
141Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area20,860220.54
142Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA Metropolitan Statistical Area675219.73
143Terre Haute, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area409219.46
144Fargo, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area540219.38
145Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area1,479218.78
146Albany, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area316215.37
147Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area1,308214.79
148Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area1,109214.48
149Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area623214.43
150Longview, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area613213.84
151Hammond, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area286212.23
152Texarkana, TX-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area315211.75
153Richmond, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area2,714210.08
154Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area684209.69
155Wichita Falls, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area317209.58
156Clarksville, TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area644209.21
157San Angelo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area255208.97
158Dothan, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area312208.89
159Cedar Rapids, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area567207.67
160Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area307207.47
161Gadsden, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area212207.30
162Battle Creek, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area277206.47
163Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area367205.44
164Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area265205.10
165Parkersburg-Vienna, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area183204.84
166Bowling Green, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area367204.75
167Huntsville, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area966204.74
168Victoria, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area200200.52
169Springfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area268199.88
170Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area1,051199.54
171Monroe, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area399199.24
172Cheyenne, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area197197.99
173Enid, OK Metropolitan Statistical Area120196.54
174Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area223195.38
175Rome, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area192194.93
176Carbondale-Marion, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area264194.46
177Decatur, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area202194.21
178Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area972193.38
179Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metropolitan Statistical Area3,403192.38
180Warner Robins, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area356192.01
181Homosassa Springs, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area285190.44
182Waco, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area518189.11
183Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area1,212188.09
184El Paso, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area1,584187.65
185Walla Walla, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area114187.62
186Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area11,251184.37
187Roanoke, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area577184.21
188Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area253183.67
189Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area226183.54
190Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,549183.10
191Lawrence, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area223182.40
192Trenton-Princeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area670182.35
193Evansville, IN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area568180.27
194Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area880179.88
195Missoula, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area215179.77
196Toledo, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area1,150179.18
197Sherman-Denison, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area242177.66
198Fort Wayne, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area734177.61
199Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area195177.45
200Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area210176.80
201Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area3,924176.66
202Bremerton-Silverdale-Port Orchard, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area479176.44
203Longview, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area195176.32
204Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area706176.25
205Valdosta, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area258175.16
206Cape Girardeau, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area169174.65
207Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area264174.56
208Killeen-Temple, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area803174.45
209Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area489171.69
210Beckley, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area197170.17
211Grand Junction, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area262169.90
212Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area603169.44
213Duluth, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area485167.98
214Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area666167.54
215Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area216167.51
216Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area244167.39
217St. Cloud, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area338167.36
218College Station-Bryan, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area443167.34
219Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area254165.01
220Kennewick-Richland, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area494164.88
221Niles, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area251163.62
222Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area808163.45
223Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area5,175161.98
224Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area1,948161.68
225Rockford, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area542161.25
226San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area456161.07
227Flint, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area653160.91
228Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area961159.65
229Albany-Lebanon, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area205158.00
230Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area9,907157.74
231Athens-Clarke County, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area337157.66
232Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area1,108157.50
233Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area415157.39
234Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area264155.74
235Pocatello, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area147153.94
236Farmington, NM Metropolitan Statistical Area188151.66
237Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area1,012151.41
238Hilton Head Island-Bluffton, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area333149.87
239Gainesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area306149.68
240Kokomo, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area123149.01
241Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area817148.44
242Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area1,400148.41
243Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area93147.64
244Owensboro, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area176147.35
245Lincoln, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area493146.56
246Fort Collins, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area521145.98
247Madison, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area969145.74
248Springfield, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,014145.40
249Tyler, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area337144.79
250Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area109144.27
251Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area423142.17
252Bloomington, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area239141.23
253Sebring-Avon Park, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area149140.27
254Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area1,011139.49
255Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area239138.91
256Manhattan, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area176135.09
257Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area199133.09
258Casper, WY Metropolitan Statistical Area106132.74
259Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area219129.95
260Bellingham, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area297129.55
261Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area548129.50
262Raleigh-Cary, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area1,789128.63
263Carson City, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area71126.98
264Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area1,426126.42
265The Villages, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area167126.11
266Flagstaff, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area180125.46
267Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area248125.29
268Ogden-Clearfield, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area851124.44
269Danville, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area94124.08
270Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan Statistical Area1,989122.43
271Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area656122.37
272Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area272121.85
273Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area220121.69
274Jackson, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area191120.50
275Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area913118.48
276Bend, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area234118.37
277Grand Forks, ND-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area119118.04
278Dalton, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area169116.77
279Columbus, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area96114.59
280North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area957114.34
281Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area138113.90
282Ann Arbor, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area412112.08
283Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area232111.50
284Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area258110.73
285Syracuse, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area714110.08
286Muskegon, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area191110.04
287McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area947109.01
288Morgantown, WV Metropolitan Statistical Area151108.60
289Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area175106.36
290Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area1,139105.72
291Laredo, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area292105.55
292Greenville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area189104.57
293Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area164102.55
294St. George, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area182102.50
295Lynchburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area270102.44
296Naples-Marco Island, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area390101.32
297Boise City, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area751100.24
298Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area12296.89
299Racine, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area19096.79
300New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area18,57496.66
301Champaign-Urbana, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area21796.00
302Punta Gorda, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area18195.81
303Mankato, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area9795.17
304New Bern, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area11894.94
305Lima, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area9592.82
306Janesville-Beloit, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area14991.21
307Wenatchee, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area11091.19
308Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area2,09490.35
309Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area26090.25
310Staunton, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area11190.16
311Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area15289.78
312Port St. Lucie, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area43588.90
313Provo-Orem, UT Metropolitan Statistical Area57588.70
314Iowa City, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area15388.39
315Ames, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area10988.37
316Bay City, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area9188.24
317La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN Metropolitan Statistical Area12087.84
318Coeur d'Alene, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area14486.91
319Reading, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area36486.43
320Bloomington, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area14886.29
321Corvallis, OR Metropolitan Statistical Area8085.97
322Rochester, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area91185.17
323Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metropolitan Statistical Area4,12384.61
324York-Hanover, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area37483.29
325Dubuque, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area8183.24
326Twin Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area9282.67
327Rochester, MN Metropolitan Statistical Area18282.01
328Hinesville, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area6681.49
329Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area68681.27
330Kankakee, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area8981.01
331Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area11179.89
332Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area69378.72
333Norwich-New London, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area20878.43
334Monroe, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area11878.41
335California-Lexington Park, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area8776.65
336Idaho Falls, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area11676.55
337Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area31676.01
338Saginaw, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area14274.53
339Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area12874.46
340Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area42373.19
341Worcester, MA-CT Metropolitan Statistical Area68472.20
342Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan Statistical Area15972.14
343Ocean City, NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area6570.62
344Altoona, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area8569.77
345Appleton, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area16368.49
346Prescott Valley-Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area16168.48
347Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area36165.18
348Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area10864.47
349Green Bay, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area20463.18
350Manchester-Nashua, NH Metropolitan Statistical Area25561.15
351Charlottesville, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area13360.84
352Erie, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area16260.06
353Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area5859.62
354Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area6959.44
355Wausau-Weston, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area9658.79
356East Stroudsburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area10058.73
357Winchester, VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area8056.91
358Fond du Lac, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area5856.09
359Johnstown, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area7255.30
360Binghamton, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area12853.63
361Pittsfield, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area6753.62
362Bangor, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area8153.24
363Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area29053.14
364Lewiston-Auburn, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area5752.64
365Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area13546.55
366Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area6642.57
367Harrisonburg, VA Metropolitan Statistical Area5742.23
368Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area5941.50
369Elmira, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area3440.74
370Portland-South Portland, ME Metropolitan Statistical Area21940.67
371Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area3339.67
372Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area23234.16
373Sheboygan, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area3933.81
374Midland, MI Metropolitan Statistical Area2833.67
375Kingston, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area5933.23
376Gettysburg, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area3433.01
377Williamsport, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area3631.77
378Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area4229.62
379Barnstable Town, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area6229.11
380Ithaca, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area2524.47
381Watertown-Fort Drum, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area2522.76
382State College, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area3119.09
383Glens Falls, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area2217.58
384Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI Metropolitan Statistical Area00.00

The NICB offers a four-pronged approach to preventing thefts:

  • The first is simple, common-sense steps such as removing your keys, rolling up the windows, locking the doors and parking in a well-lighted area.
  • The second is some sort of visible or audible device warning that your car is protected. That could include a steering-wheel lock, VIN etching or an audible alarm that you set when you leave the vehicle.
  • Third is an immobilizing device that keeps thieves from starting the car. Those could include smart keys with a chip embedded, kill switches, fuse cut-offs and fuel-pump disablers.
  • Lastly, the NICB recommends devices that help track and recover a stolen car, which may include LoJack or onboard telematics systems such as OnStar.

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