NICB Report Shows Vehicle Thefts Driven Down—Again

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reported that 2010 continued the trend of declining national vehicle thefts for the seventh consecutive year. While the top five hot spots for 2010 showed an increase in thefts over the previous year, the other areas on the top 10 list actually had fewer thefts.

For 2010, the 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) with the highest vehicle theft rates were:

2010 Ranking                                                 2009 Ranking
1.  Fresno, Calif.                                                     5
2.  Modesto, Calif.                                                   2
3.  Bakersfield-Delano, Calif.                                  3
4.  Spokane, Wash.                                                18
5.  Vallejo-Fairfield, Calif.                                        16
6.  Sacramento/Arden-Arcade/Roseville, Calif.      11
7.  Stockton, Calif.                                                   4
8.  Visalia-Porterville, Calif.                                      8
9.  San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont, Calif.             7
10. Yakima, Wash.                                                   6

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