The 10 U.S. Cities Where You're Most Likely to Get Your Car Stolen

If you don’t want your car to get stolen, avoid California.

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Theft of Cars With Keys in Them on the Rise

It turns out, folks are increasingly making it easier for their cars to be stolen. 

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Mercedes GL-Class Least Likely to Be Recovered From Theft

If you own a Mercedes-Benz SUV, chances slim that you will see it again if it is stolen.

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Tips to Prevent Car Theft

Since the months of July and August are the worst months for vehicle thefts, AutoGuide has assembled a list of tips that, if followed, may help you keep your car.

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Nearly Half of All Stolen Vehicles Remain Unrecovered: NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released some data on stolen cars, revealing that only 52 percent of stolen vehicles are recovered.

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Christmas Day Has Lowest Car Theft Among Holidays: Study

According to a report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Christmas Day has the lowest theft figure for a holiday while New Year’s Day is the busiest official holiday for vehicles thieves.

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Honda Accord, Toyota Camry Lead LoJack's 2011 Most Stolen and Recovered Vehicles

LoJack released its third annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report with plenty of interesting facts based on stolen vehicles and those recovered with the LoJack system. 

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Lojack Shares Stories On Some 2011 Car Thefts They Helped Stop

Often times we only hear the bad side of the story: cars getting stolen, thieves running off with your precious property, etc. But sometimes it’s nice to hear that there’s a happy ending to some of thefts thanks to Lojack.

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Fleet of Stolen Camaros Recovered Via OnStar

One of OnStar’s advertising points is the reassurance that if your car gets stolen, it can not only track where it ends up, but also deactivate it instantly. Turns out, it’s not just a load of advertising malarky.

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North Korean Military Drivers Busted For Car Theft Ring

A brigade of drivers for the North Korean military have been arrested for stealing vehicles belonging to the military and selling them off for parts so that the drivers could keep their own personal vehicles running and filled with gasoline.

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Seattle Police Use Twitter to Stop Car Thefts

Oh social media, what can’t you do? Not only do you entertain us and keep us up to date, you also fight crime in your spare time. The Seattle police department has announced that it will start tweeting information on stolen vehicles in hopes of cutting rising auto theft rates.

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NICB Releases Top 10 Stolen Vehicles For 2009

The National Insurance Crime Bureau released their list of the top 10 stolen cars for 2009 , and the perenial favorites, the Honda Accord, Honda Civic and Toyota Camry are in the Top 10 yet again, taking the top 3 spots respectively.

The trade in spare parts, and in the Honda’s case, engines, make them valuable commodities, and the cars are also desirable for export to Third World countries. Pick-up trucks were also in demand, as each of the Big Three’s brands were represented, as well as the Ford Explorer.

The good news is that car thefts are down 17.1 percent, and have been declining for the past 6 years.

[Source: NCIB]

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Jesse Jackson's Cadillac Escalade Jacked In Detroit

Noted civil rights leader Jesse Jackson had his Cadillac Escalade stolen in Detroit after making an appearance at a “Green Jobs” rally sponsored by the UAW as part of its “Jobs, Justice and Peace” demonstration.

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Cadillac Escalade Tops Stolen Vehicle List

The Cadillac Escalade is the most stolen vehicle in America, according to newly released data by the Highway Loss Data Institute. Using data that measures the number of insurance claims, as well as the payout received, the HLDI’s formula differs from those used by law enforcement agencies that take into account only the number of stolen vehicles.

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Car Thieves Targeting Smart Cars Arrested In Portugal

Police in Portugal have broken up a theft ring that exclusively targeted Smart Fortwo . The thieves were (not surprisingly) affiliated with an independent Smart repair shop, and the perpetrators had their stash of stripped down cars and spare parts seized as well.

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