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TOP TEN U.S. METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS BY MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT RATE, 2013

 

Rank Metropolitan Statistical Area (1) Vehicles stolen Rate (2)
1 Bakersfield, CA 6,267 725.24
2 Fresno, CA 6,750 706.61
3 Modesto, CA 3,565 678.41
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 29,326 649.34
5 Stockton-Lodi, CA 4,463 633.61
6 Redding, CA 1,120 625.77
7 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 3,205 598.26
8 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 2,540 597.95
9 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 10,925 569.12
10 Yuba City, CA 930 551.31

(1) Metropolitan Statistical Areas are designated by the federal Office of Management and Budget and usually include areas much larger than the cities for which they are named.
(2) Rate of vehicle thefts reported per 100,000 people based on the 2013 U.S. Census Population Estimates.

Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau.

 
TOP TEN U.S. METROPOLITAN AREAS WITH HIGHEST MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT RATES, 2008
Rank Metropolitan Statistical Area Vehicles stolen Rate (1)
1 Modesto, CA  4,235 829.26
2 Laredo, TX 1,960 827.21
3 Yakima, WA  1,828 779.32
4 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA  22,554 751.53
5 Bakersfield, CA 5,918 739.33
6 Stockton, CA  4,963 738.12
7 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 13,662 732.25
8 Albuquerque, NM  6,182 730.81
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 30,735 719.03
10 Fresno, CA 6,533 718.58

(1) Ranked by the rate of vehicle thefts reported per 100,000 people based on the 2008 U.S. Census Population Estimates.

Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau.

 
TOP TEN U.S. METROPOLITAN AREAS WITH HIGHEST MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT RATES, 2009
Rank Metropolitan Statistical Area Vehicles stolen Rate (1)
1 Laredo, TX  1,792 742.22
2 Modesto, CA  3,712 727.29
3 Bakersfield, CA  5,530 684.91
4 Stockton, CA  4,479 663.69
5 Fresno, CA 5,875 641.89
6 Yakima, WA 1,525 637.93
7 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 26,374 610.81
8 Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,440 567.88
9 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 10,706 562.63
10 Albuquerque, NM 4,815 561.25

(1) Ranked by the rate of vehicle thefts reported per 100,000 people based on the 2009 U.S. Census Population Estimates.

Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau.

 
TOP TEN U.S. METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS WITH HIGHEST MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT RATES, 2010
Rank Metropolitan Statistical Area (1) Vehicles stolen Rate (2)
1 Fresno, CA  7,559 812.40
2 Modesto, CA  3,878 753.81
3 Bakersfield, CA  5,623 669.70
4 Spokane, WA 2,673 586.35
5 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 2,392 578.69
6 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 11,881 552.83
7 Stockton, CA 3,779 551.43
8 Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,409 544.80
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 22,617 521.68
10 Yakima, WA 1,266 520.49

(1) Metropolitan statistical areas are designated by the federal Office of Management and Budget and usually include areas much larger than the cities for which they are named.
(2) Ranked by the rate of vehicle thefts reported per 100,000 people based on the 2010 U.S. Census Population Estimates.

Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau.

 
TOP TEN U.S. METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS WITH HIGHEST MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT RATES, 2011
Rank Metropolitan Statistical Area (1) Vehicles stolen Rate (2)
1 Fresno, CA  7,621 808.25
2 Modesto, CA  3,315 639.32
3 Bakersfield-Delano, CA  5,240 615.23
4 Spokane, WA 2,614 551.75
5 Yakima, WA 1,308 529.25
6 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 23,223 528.87
7 Stockton, CA 3,532 507.32
8 Anderson, SC 911 483.32
9 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 2,002 480.71
10 Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,124 472.78

(1) Metropolitan statistical areas are designated by the federal Office of Management and Budget and usually include areas much larger than the cities for which they are named.
(2) Ranked by the rate of vehicle thefts reported per 100,000 people based on the 2011 U.S. Census population estimates.

Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau.