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Car thefts down since 1991 all time high

Posted by admin on December 22nd, 2014 in Category Car News (no responses)

You’ll always worry about your vehicle. It comes with the territory, what that weird ticking noise is, letting your kids take it out for the night, keeping the oil maintained, and making sure that the engine is in good and working order. Yet according to the FBI theft of your vehicle is not something most people worry about, because they don’t have to. According to statistics, 2013 showed the lowest number of stolen cars since 1967.

There were 699,594 vehicles reported stolen in 2013 – a positive figure no matter how you compare it to years past. Thefts were down by about 20,000 cars from 2012 and were 58 percent lower than their peak of 1,661,738 in 1991. An earlier look at the data found the Honda Accord and Civic to be the most stolen models in 2013.

The theft rate actually showed even more significant improvement. In 2013, there were 221.3 stolen cars for every 100,000 people in the US. That’s versus 659.01 in 1991. The last time figures were this good was in 1962 at 196.63 per 100k, according to the NICB’s data.

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