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					                  FACT SHEET: AUTO THEFT STATISTICS & TRENDS

COLORADO AUTO THEFT
  - 11,114 vehicles were stolen in Colorado in 2010 (CBI) - 56% decrease from 2005	
  
        o Using the FBI's average valuation of $6,505 per stolen vehicle, this amounts to
            an estimated $72.3 million in losses during 2010
  - CATPA efforts have resulted in an increase in stolen vehicle recoveries and criminal
     prosecutions of hard-core and major organized criminal groups
  - Since CATPA efforts were launched in 2003, the number of stolen vehicles in Colorado
     has decreased by nearly half from 22,699 to 11,114 (FBI Uniform Crime Reports)
  - Car theft rankings: Out of the 366 largest cities in the United States, Pueblo ranks #58,
     Denver ranks #68, and Colorado Springs ranks #97 (NICB)

Hot Season: Summer Spike in Auto Theft
   - July is National “Vehicle Theft Protection Month”
   - Summer is the hottest season of the year for vehicle theft, with July and August ranking
      as the highest auto theft months of the year
   - July 4th ranks #3 (FBI) on the list of holidays with the highest incidents of vehicle theft
   - Vehicle theft protection experts warn that consumers are growing increasingly
      complacent about auto theft and are not using even common sense measures to
      protect their vehicles from theft
   - Stolen Vehicles in Colorado June: 570 (ATICC Monthly Report)

Hot Spots: Top Seven Colorado Counties Where Auto Thefts Occurred in 2010 (NICB)
MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area)
   1. Denver-Aurora-Broomfield              5. Fort Collins-Loveland
   2. CO Springs                            6. Boulder
   3. Pueblo                                7. Grand Junction
   4. Greeley

Hot Cars: Colorado's Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in 2009 (NICB)
   1. 1996 Honda Accord                        6. 1995 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
   2. 1995 Honda Civic                         7. 1998 Ford F150 Pickup
   3. 1995 Acura Integra                       8. 1994 Saturn SL
   4. 2001 Dodge Ram                           9. 2001 Jeep Cherokee
   5. 1991 Toyota Camry                        10. 2000 Ford F250 Pickup

NATIONAL AUTO THEFT
  - According to the FBI, a motor vehicle is stolen in the United States every 40 seconds
  - The NICB reports that 2009 marked the nationʼs sixth consecutive year of declining
     motor vehicles thefts in the United States; license plate readers, owner-installed theft-
     deterrent devices and tracking/recovery systems are aiding recovery of stolen vehicles
  - The latest FBI statistics indicate that only 52.7 percent of stolen vehicles are recovered	
  
  - 50% of all stolen cars have the keys in them (NHTSA)
  - Car theft is costly and inconvenient



   Contacts: Carole Walker, Coloradans Against Auto Theft Co-Chair 303-790-0216; 800-355-9524
       Bear Kay, Coloradans Against Auto Theft Co-Chair 303-239-5774; 303-594-2580 (cell)
          o   Car thieves steal cars to resell the parts for more money and with less risk than
              selling the whole car
          o   A car can be stripped down to a shell in seconds at a “chop shop”
          o   Car theft rings are often associated with drug distribution and heavier crimes

Resources for Auto Theft Information
   - Coloradans Against Auto Theft – www.lockdownyourcar.org
   - Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority — http://csp.state.co.us/CATPAprog.html
   - Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association – www.rmiia.org
   - Colorado Auto Theft Investigators – www.coloradoautotheft.org
   - National Insurance Crime Bureau – www.nicb.org	
  




   Contacts: Carole Walker, Coloradans Against Auto Theft Co-Chair 303-790-0216; 800-355-9524
       Bear Kay, Coloradans Against Auto Theft Co-Chair 303-239-5774; 303-594-2580 (cell)

				
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