Top 10 U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas By Motor Vehicle Theft Rate, 2019

 

Rank Metropolitan Statistical Area (1) Vehicles stolen Rate (2)
1 Bakersfield, CA  6,538 726.28
2 Albuquerque, NM  6,399 697.05
3 St. Joseph, MO-KS  770 614.90
4 Modesto, CA  3,156 573.13
5 Odessa, TX  946 569.11
6 Topeka, KS  1,293 557.40
7 Yuba City, CA 959 546.01
8 Merced, CA  1,483 534.07
9 Yakima, WA  1,325 528.16
10 Springfield, MO  2,420 514.57
(1) Metropolitan Statistical Areas are designated by the federal Office of Management and Budget and usually include areas much larger than the cities for which they are named. (2) Rate of vehicle thefts reported per 100,000 people based on the 2019 U.S. Census Population Estimates. Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau.