Special Report

Your Car Is Most Likely to Be Stolen in These Cities

Michael B. Sauter


To determine the cities where your car is most likely to be stolen, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the vehicle theft rate in each metropolitan statistical area from the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s “2019 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft” report. Total vehicles reported stolen in 2018 in each city also came from the report. The NICB derives its vehicle theft rate using the FBI’s National Crime Information Center data set. Property crime figures listed are from the FBI’s 2018 Uniform Crime Report, and for this reason are not directly comparable to the vehicle theft and vehicle theft rates from the NICB.