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Holiday Vehicle Thefts Increase in 2018

The number of vehicles stolen on U.S. holidays increased less than 1% in 2018 with New Year's Day and Presidents' Day again leading the list of most risky days.

Large-Engine Cars Top Insurance Theft List

Two Dodge muscle cars and Infiniti's Q50 midsize luxury sedan sit at the top of the annual list of the most stolen insured vehicles released by the Highway Loss Data Institute.

Fourth of July Vehicle Thefts Average About 2,000

From 2014 through 2017, an average of more than 2,000 vehicles were stolen on the Fourth of July holiday each year, which ranks the holiday in the middle of the list of highest-risk holidays for vehicle thefts, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Auto Theft Hot Spots Ranked for 2018

While vehicle thefts in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, metropolitan statistical area (MSA) have dropped 28% since 2016, the city continues to have the highest per capita rate of vehicle theft in the nation, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's 2018 Hot Spots report.

Oregon Closes Stolen Car Loophole

The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that will make it easier for prosecutors to secure more motor vehicle theft convictions, reports Willamette Week.

Auto Thefts Rise 18% in Dallas

Almost 10,000 vehicles were stolen in Dallas, Texas in 2018 — up 18% from the 7,934 auto thefts in 2017, reports Fox 4 News.