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New ranking lists most popular U.S. cities, vehicles for thieves

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A new report by 24/7 Wall St says Ford pickup trucks are one of the most popular targets for vehicle thieves in the United States

Depending on where you live in your state appears to have some correlation to how likely you are to have your vehicle stolen, a report said Tuesday.

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The ranking list by 24/7 Wall St combined data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau to find the vehicle type most likely to be stolen in each state and which metropolitan area in each state has the most vehicle thefts.

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Cities with the highest crime rates are not always the most popular for car theft. The majority of the 50 cities identified in the report have lower crime rates, higher education levels and incomes.

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Vehicle thefts are often carefully planned operations carried out by large organized crime rings in major cities, the NICB said.

In California, Redding topped the list with 751.4 vehicle thefts per 100,000 residents. The vehicle most often targeted is the Honda Civic.

New York’s greatest vehicle theft problem is seen in Buffalo, which has 124.2 vehicle thefts per 100,000 residents. The most stolen vehicle in New York is the Honda Accord.

The top city in Texas isn’t Houston, Dallas, San Antonio or Austin — but Lubbock, which recorded 514.2 vehicle thefts per 100,000 residents. The most stolen vehicle in Texas are full-size Ford pickup trucks.

Ford trucks are also the most popular target for thieves in Florida — particularly Miami, where 344 thefts per 100,000 residents occur.

The report also noted that older models that lack modern security features are more likely to be stolen.

UPI

 6/11/2018

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