Auto Thefts — A West Coast Epidemic

While FBI statistics for 2022 say murders and violence incidents have fallen, auto theft has not. In fact, it’s on the rise.

Four of the nine PIA Western Alliance states are in the top five most auto thefts in the U.S. This information comes from the Simmrin Law Group and is based on the FBI’s 2022 crime statistics report.

It is the most current FBI report, and it was released a few weeks ago.

The PIA Western Alliance state of California is 7th on the list. That means five of the nine PIA Western Alliance states are in the top-10 states with the most auto thefts in the nation.

The report lists the number of thefts per 100,000 people. Colorado is number-one on the list with 45,883 auto thefts in 2022. That’s 786 thefts per 100,000 people.

The next four are PIA Western Alliance States:

2. Washington

Total thefts:49,777

Thefts per 100,000 people: 639

3. Oregon

Total thefts:Under 25,000 — less than half of Washington’s number

Thefts per 100,000 people: 552

4. New Mexico

Total thefts:11,448

Thefts per 100,000 people: 542

5. Nevada

Total thefts:15,588

Thefts per 100,000 people:91

6. Missouri

7. California

Total thefts: 184,195

Thefts per 100,000 people: 472

8. Hawaii

9. Tennessee

10. Texas

Source link: Insurance Journal  —

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