15 Cities with the Highest Vehicle Theft Rates [3-Year Study]

The 15 cities with the highest vehicle theft rates have an average of 413 stolen vehicles every 100,000 residents. Portland is the worst city for vehicle theft overall, averaging 487 vehicles stolen per 100,000 residents from 2017-2019. In our study, we found 2017 was the worst year for vehicle thefts, with over 657,000 stolen vehicles nationwide. Hondas are consistently the cars easiest to steal.

UPDATED: Apr 11, 2022Fact Checked

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Chris Tepedino is a feature writer that has written extensively about auto insurance for numerous websites. He has a college degree in communication from the University of Tennessee and has experience reporting, researching investigative pieces, and crafting detailed, data-driven features. His works have been featured on CB Blog Nation, Flow Words, Healing Law, WIBW Kansas, and Cinncinati.com. ...

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Rachael Brennan has been working in the insurance industry since 2006 when she began working as a licensed insurance representative for 21st Century Insurance, during which time she earned her Property and Casualty license in all 50 states. After several years she expanded her insurance expertise, earning her license in Health and AD&D insurance as well. She has worked for small health in...

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Per Capita Vehicle Theft Rates: All Large Metros
Annual Vehicle Theft Totals: All Large Metros
Per Capita Vehicle Theft Rates: All Large Metros
Annual Vehicle Theft Totals: All Large Metros