In line with the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the majority of the United States’car theft hot spots have been in California.
The newest Hot Spots report suggests that eight of the ten highest car theft areas in the U.S. have been in California, centered on a per capita finding. The NICB does mention that as a population-based survey, a place with smaller population with an average car theft rate will rank higher when compared to a large city that’s the populace to absorb the thefts, but even once you drop the per capita equation, California still lays claim to the overall car thefts in the U.S.
For 2015, the Modesto, Calif. area has the highest level of car thefts per capita at 756 thefts per 100,000 residents, accompanied by Albuquerque, N.M at 733 per 100,000 residents, 1 of 2 hot spots that’s not in California.
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