Motor Vehicle Theft Cities. Auto theft is as old as the automobile.
- Some locations have a significantly higher motor vehicle theft rate.
- Large cities have always ranked at the top of the auto theft charts.
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.
Top 10 Motor Vehicle theft Cities in 1997 are:
- Miami, Florida
- Jersey City, New Jersey
- Fresno, California
- Memphis, Tennessee
- New York, New York
- Tucson, Arizona
- Phoenix / Mesa, Arizona
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Sacramento, California
- New Orleans, Louisiana
*According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau and 1997 FBI UCR Data
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