Car Theft Statistics

A car is stolen every 33 seconds - that's nearly 1 million cars stolen every year, and 50 percent of cars were unlocked.

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Leslie Kasperowicz holds a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Winnipeg. She spent several years as a Farmers Insurance CSR, gaining a solid understanding of insurance products including home, life, auto, and commercial and working directly with insurance customers to understand their needs. She has since used that knowledge in her more than ten years as a writer, largely in the insuranc...

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Dan Walker graduated with a BS in Administrative Management in 2005 and has been working in his family’s insurance agency, FCI Agency, for 15 years (BBB A+). He is licensed as an agent to write property and casualty insurance, including home, auto, umbrella, and dwelling fire insurance. He’s also been featured on sites like Reviews.com and Safeco. He reviews content, ensuring that ex...

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UPDATED: Oct 12, 2020

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Car theft costs consumers and car insurance companies millions per year! A simple way to prevent being the victim of auto theft? Lock your doors!

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Now that you know some of the most stolen cars (be sure to also check out this piece on the top 10 most stolen cars in the US) and are hopefully prepared with some car theft prevention strategies, why not protect yourself with some great auto insurance coverage and save yourself some money to boot?

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References:

  1. https://realestate.usnews.com/real-estate/articles/10-places-with-the-highest-rates-of-car-theft-in-the-us/

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