NHTSA Illustrates Cost of Auto Theft

Infographic_firstEven though auto theft has reached its lowest level since 1967, a lot of cars are still being stolen. To illustrate the impact of vehicle theft, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released this graphic. It shows many stark facts: For instance, a car is stolen in America every 33 seconds, and nearly half of all thefts happen because drivers forget to take common-sense measures to protect their vehicles and end up leaving the key in the ignition or the doors unlocked.

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By Colin Bird | June 30, 2011 | Comments (1)



Some of these stats are very interesting, others really need a decent statistician to go over them.

CA, TX, FL, and IL are 4 of the top 10 states for number of auto thefts in the nation? SHOCKING! They're also 4 of the most populous states in the union!

More than half of thefts occur in areas without attendants? SHOCKING! More than half of vehicles are parked in areas without attendants!

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