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list? Tim C.
02-16-2003, 02:26 PM
Thought this was sort of interesting, especially with Phoenix at the top. Who would have guessed that? Here's the article.

What are the top 10 auto theft areas in the United States?
Palos Hill, Ill. (April 30, 2002) -- Metropolitan areas in or near ports and the Canadian and Mexican border are among the top 10 auto theft areas in the United States, according to a study by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The NICB's study analyzed vehicle theft rates of metropolitan statistical areas (MSA's) in the United States in 2001 using vehicle theft data from the FBI, department of motor vehicles and state police departments, and registered vehicle data from R.L. Polk. The vehicle theft rate was determined by dividing the number of stolen vehicles by the number of registered vehicles.

The MSA's with the ten highest vehicle theft rates are:
1 Phoenix, AZ
2 Miami, FL
3 Fresno, CA
4 Detroit, MI
5 Sacramento, CA
6 Tucson, AZ
7 Tacoma, WA
8 Stockton, CA
9 Seattle, WA
10 Jersey City, NJ

Alex Levy
02-16-2003, 03:23 PM
Im in jersey city right now. Praying my car w/ its newly installed hardwired V1 in the windshield does not end up on someone elses car :)


Tim C.
02-16-2003, 03:39 PM
Hey at least Jersey City is at the bottom of the list, not the top:) I used to live in the Seattle/Tacoma WA area....ugh a double whammy!! Now that I'm in Socal I'm really surprised to see that LA is not on that list. Still though, what's up with Phoenix??

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