Top 25 US Areas for Auto Theft

April 11, 2001

The top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas in rates of stolen vehicles last year, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s analysis of FBI figures. Listed cities include their ranking last year in parenthesis, followed by their rate of stolen vehicles for each 100,000 residents last year.

1. Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz. (3), 979.06
2. Miami (1), 956.59
3. Detroit (2), 909.24
4. Jersey City, N.J. (4), 814.37
5. Tacoma, Wash. (16), 807.92
6. Las Vegas, Nev.-Ariz. (9), 794.37
7. Fresno, Calif. (7), 783.90
8. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash. (5), 781.26
9. Jackson, Miss. (8), 737.55
10. Flint, Mich. (21), 728.02
11. Newark, N.J. (12), 716.34
12. Tucson, Ariz. (33), 714.15
13. Albuquerque, N.M. (6), 707.40
14. Kansas City, Mo.-Kan. (19), 694.00
15. Memphis, Tenn.-Ark.-Miss. (23), 690.91
16. Sacramento, Calif. (20), 673.89
17. Myrtle Beach, S.C. (25), 673.20
18. Modesto, Calif. (27), 651.11
19. Atlanta, Ga. (18), 648.83
20. Houston, Texas (26), 633.66
21. Stockton-Lodi, Calif. (15), 627.15
22. Dallas, Texas, (17), 624.94
23. San Diego, Calif. (11), 624.53
24. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, Fla. (14), 623.11
25. New Orleans, La. (10), 617.32

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