In 1999, an estimated 1.1 million vehicles where Stolen in the United States (FBi Uniform Crime Reports).
31 vehicles were reported stolen and 56 vehicle prowls were reported in Woodland in 2003.
It can take an expert auto thief as little as seven seconds and one screwdriver to break into a vehicle and less than one minute to drive away.
The estimated value of motor vehicles reported stolen in 1999 was over $7 billion with an average value of $6,104).
23 per cent of vehicles stolen are by professionals for profit by supplying to chop shops or exporting the vehicle.
77 per cent of vehicles stolen are by non-professionals that steal for transportation or joyriding.
67 per cent of persons arrested for vehicle theft are under the age of 25.
64 per cent of persons arrested for vehicle theft are under the age of 18.
Proximately 50 percent of all vehicles stolen were left unlocked.
Nearly 13 percent of all vehicles stolen had the keys in them.
More than two-thirds of all auto thefts and vehicle prowls occur at night.
If you have information that can assist police in recovering a stolen motor vehicle,call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.