2010 FBI report - Drops in Auto theft Crime

The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that auto theft seems to be declined 7.2 percent in 2010 is positively cheering; also they added that a car theft occurs in US every 42.8 seconds.

There was a predictable 732,141 automobile theft in all over the country. In 2010, more than $4.5 billion was missing countrywide because of car thefts, on behalf of a standard money loss for each stolen car of $6,152. When an auto theft does happen, it is frequently a big hit in the family's financial plan, not to talk about the pain and results of having been the aim of thieves.

The 7.2 percent reduce in auto thefts in 2010 is also the least percent vary for following years in the previous 4 years and significantly below the two preceding years. There was a 17.1 percent reduce 2009/2008, a fall of 12.7 percent 2008/2007, and a decline of 8.1 percent 2007/2006.

Glancing at the car theft reduces by county for Jan-Dec 2010; the main development was in the South and West, with declines of 9.5 percent and 7.9 percent, correspondingly.

TOP TEN U.S. METROPOLITAN AREAS, 2007

Rank Metropolitan Statistical Area Vehicles stolen Rate (1)
1 Fresno, CA 7,559 812
2 Modesto, CA 3,878 754
3 Bakersfield-Delano, CA 5,623 670
4 Spokane, WA 2,763 586
5 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 2,392 579
6 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 11,881 553
7 Stockton, CA 3,779 551
8 Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,409 545
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 22,617 522
10 Yakima, WA 1,266 520

TOP TEN MOST FREQUENTLY STOLEN PASSENGER VEHICLES, 2010

Rank Year, make, model
1 1994 Honda Accord
2 1995 Honda Civic
3 1991 Toyota Camry
4 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) 
5 1997 Ford F150 Series/Pickup
6 2004 Dodge Ram
7 2000 Dodge Caravan
8 1994 Acura Integra
9 2002 Ford Explorer
10 1999 Ford Taurus

TOP TEN STATES FOR VEHICLE THEFT, 2010

Rank State Vehicles stolen
1 California 152,524
2 Texas 68,023
3 Florida 41,462
4 Arizona 21,508
5 Michigan 27,353
6 Washington 25,729
7 Georgia 30,305
8 Illinois 28.796
9 Ohio 21,118
10 New York 20,433