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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

Wyoming Auto Theft

The FBI reports there were an estimated 699,594 motor vehicle thefts nationwide in 2013. In 2012, a small increase in vehicle thefts ended a consecutive eight-year run of decreasing thefts. However, the 2013 data shows thefts are once again on the decline.

Auto theft traditionally has been a more isolated property crime in Wyoming since it is remote from international borders and major urban areas.

Wyoming Auto Theft by Location in 2016 (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 Statistical Area (MSA) 2016 Rank
out of 382 MSAs
Total Thefts
2016 Auto Theft Rate
per 100,000 people
Cheyenne 113 248 267.59
Casper 247 114 145.00

Wyoming's Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in 2013 (NICB)

  1. 2008 Ford Pick-Up (Full Size)
  2. 2003 Chevrolet Pick-Up (Full Size)
  3. 1997 Dodge Pick-Up (Full Size)
  4. 2001 GMC Pick-Up (Full Size)
  5. 1993 Chevrolet Pick-Up (Small Size)
  6. 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
  7. 1996 Honda Accord
  8. 2002 Chevrolet Impala
  9. 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer
  10. 1999 Dodge Durango
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