The 3rd, fourth and fifth spots are in California, consisting of Bakersfield (680 thefts per 100,000), Salinas (676 thefts per 100,000) and San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (656 thefts per 100,000), whilst the sixth worse is Stockton-Lodi (641 thefts per 100,000). Pueblo, Colo. is another non-California spot, to arrive with 600 thefts per 100,000 residents, while the last eighth, ninth and tenth positions are occupied by Merced (597 thefts per 100,000), Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (556 thefts per 100,0000) and Vallejo-Fairfield (539 thefts per 100,000).
The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif. area had the absolute most total car thefts in 2015 with 57,247, accompanied by San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif. with an overall total of 30,554 thefts.
On another end of the spectrum, the smallest amount of level of car theft per capita takes place in Altoona, PA with 30 thefts per 100,000 residents. Moving up the list, the utmost effective five safe spots in the u.s include Glens Falls, NY at 30.73 thefts per 100,000 residents; Watertown-Fort Drum, NY at 32 per 100,000 residents; Kingston, NY with 32.75 thefts per 100,000; and finally Harrisonburg, VA sitting at 32.79 thefts per 100,000.
In line with the NICB, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s preliminary data for 2015 shows a one percent upsurge in car theft as a whole over the U.S. This small increase aside, vehicle theft rates have dramatically dropped during the last a long period in line with the NICB.