23rd June 2012

America’s 20 Best Cities To Have Your Car Stolen

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Want to get rid of your car? Move to Fresno, CA. According to data compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Fresno had 808 car thefts per 100,000 population in 2011 .

Rank MSA Name Rate
1 Fresno, CA MSA 808
2 Modesto, CA MSA 639
3 Bakersfield-Delano, CA MSA 615
4 Spokane, WA MSA 552
5 Yakima, WA MSA 529
6 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA MSA 529
7 Stockton, CA MSA 507
8 Anderson, SC MSA 483
9 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA MSA 481
10 Visalia-Porterville, CA MSA 473
11 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI MSA 458
12 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA MSA 446
13 Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville, CA MSA 444
14 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA 431
15 Albuquerque, NM MSA 430
16 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA MSA 419
17 Oklahoma City, OK MSA 410
18 El Centro, CA MSA 409
19 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV MSA 403
20 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA MSA 400

Laredo, Texas, had the most vehicle thefts in 2009. It dropped to number 53 in 2011. Increased police work drove down Laredo’s car theft rate, says Pro 8 News.

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