Car Theft Rates Keep Declining The annual survey of car theft by the National Crime Insurance Bureau, a trade group of the insurance market, signifies car theft continues to drop. Most locations had lower rates of car theft in 2011, though some locations are still worryingly high. Car theft dropped in crime The National Crime Insurance Bureau does an annual survey of car theft rates, and the 2011 number showed drops in car thefts, according to MSNBC. It is one of the most popular types of property crime, but it is beginning to go away slowly. More or less, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety funds the NCIB. From 2009 to 2011, Laredo, Texas went from the worst city for car robberies in the country to the number 53 slot in 2011. There was a 53 percent drop in robberies from 1,792 to 849 vehicles, according to USA Today. It was the biggest drop seen during the time. Large places are the only ones studied by the NCIB because they are where auto thefts are more common. Still bad on west Cities on the Pacific coast remain the biggest risk for car owners and in particular, rural California, which accounted for six of the top 10 areas with the highest theft rates. Those cities included Fresno, Modesto, Bakersfield-Delano, Stockton, Vallejo-Fairfield and Visalia-Porterville. The only other California metropolitan area to make the list was San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont. Anderson, South Carolina was one of the reaming three on the east coast. The other two spots are located in Washington State, such as Yakima and Spokane. The most vulnerable car to own, according to the NCIB is a Chevrolet Corvette, which has a theft rate of one in 10. Statistics from FBI agree The Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to MSNBC concurs with the info. Yearly FBI crime reports also show declines in car theft and the initial crime report for 2011 signifies a drop of at least 3.3 percent from 2010. In 2010, according to the FBI, there were 737,142 car robberies, resulting in $4.5 billion in losses as a result of theft. It also marked a 7.2 percent decline from 2009, a 40 percent drop from 2001 and more than 60 percent down from 1991. Information from the preliminary crime report for 2011 suggests car theft is more popular in medium-sized cities, as car theft rates for metropolitan areas with a population between 250,000 and 499,999 did not change from 2010 to 2011. All other categories of metro locations by population dropped. The NCIBâ€™s top 10 worst places for car theft are all small to medium-sized cities, according to USA Today.
Metropolitan counties also had the largest decline in car robberies, as metropolitan counties reported a 6.1 percent decline in car thefts over 2011, compared to a 2.3 percent decline among non-metropolitan counties. Within Michaelâ€™s Toyota Bellevue you get the most beneficial automobile purchasing experience achievable. Therefore have a look at Michaelâ€™s Toyota of Bellevue! Learn all about autoblogging : no-risk trial For further details, Visit Car Theft Rates Keep Declining
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Published on Sep 11, 2012