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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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 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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