Stealing Cars in the United States
A stolen car creates a multitude of problems for the owner; the loss of transportation, a time gap before it’s replaced, dealing with your insurance, “a sense of violation” and a general overall hassle. A vehicle is stolen approximately every 20 seconds in this country. That calculates to be about 1.5 million vehicles a year at a cost of 6-7 billion dollars.
In Massachusetts, approximately 35,000 vehicles are stolen annually by theft and fraud.