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Recent auto theft statistics show us crime now rarely stops with a stolen car, and encouraging citizens to do their part to help prevent auto theft is an important step in making Colorado safer.
Colorado State Patrol Chief Colonel Scott Hernandez

Utah Auto Theft

There were an estimated 721,053 motor vehicle thefts nationwide in 2012. The estimated number of motor vehicle thefts increased 0.6% in 2012 when compared with the 2011 estimates, but declined 24.8% when compared to the 2008 estimates, and 42.8% when compared to the 2003 estimates, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports. Of all motor vehicles stolen, 73.9% were automobiles.

Utah Auto Theft by Location in 2012 (NICB)

Each year, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) studies Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), or major metropolitan areas to compare the number of vehicle thefts per 100,000 people.

Metropolitan Statistica Area (MSA) 2012 Rank
out of 380 MSAs
2012
Total Thefts
2012 Auto Theft Rate
per 100,000 people
Salt Lake City 29 4,211 374.74
St. George 312 120 82.87
Ogden-Clearfield 314 504 82.29
Provo-Orem 353 310 56.28
Logan 369 57 44.43

Utah's Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in 2012 (NICB)

  1. 1997 Honda Accord
  2. 1998 Honda Civic
  3. 1996 Subaru Legacy
  4. 1978 Ford Pick-Up (Full Size)
  5. 1996 Nissan Sentra
  6. 2007 Chevrolet Pick-Up (Full Size)
  7. 1997 Nissan Altima
  8. 2001 Dodge Pick-Up (Full Size)
  9. 1997 Subaru Impreza
  10. 1991 Toyota Camry
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