Auto theft is as old as the history of the automobile. Some car makes and models are consistently stolen more often than others. See my web pages on the Top 25 Stolen Cars in the US. It is also helpful to know where cars are more likely to be stolen. See my web pages on Auto Theft Facts for more information on understanding and preventing auto theft.

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau* (NICB) the Top 10 auto theft cities are:

  1. Miami, Florida
  2. Jersey City, New Jersey
  3. Fresno, California
  4. Memphis, Tennessee
  5. New York, New York
  6. Tucson, Arizona
  7. Phoenix / Mesa, Arizona
  8. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  9. Sacramento, California
  10. New Orleans, Louisiana

*1997 FBI UCR Data

Car Theft Top Ten Cities