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Facts + Statistics: Auto theft

Motor vehicle theft

The FBI includes the theft or attempted theft of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters, snowmobiles and other vehicles in its definition of motor vehicle theft. About $5.9 billion was lost to motor vehicle theft in 2016. The average dollar loss per theft was $7,680. Motor vehicles were stolen at a rate of 236.9 per 100,000 people in 2016, up 7.6 percent from 2015 but down 35.1 percent from 2007.

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More than 1,000 boats are stolen every month. If you are a boat owner, learn some easy and effective ways to protect your craft from theft.
Spokespersons: Robert Bryant, National Insurance Crime Bureau; Lt. Lee Polfray, Marine Investigator


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