Top 10 U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas By Motor Vehicle Theft Rate, 2016

 

Rank Metropolitan statistical area (1) Vehicles stolen Rate (2)
1 Albuquerque, NM 10,011 1,114.01
2 Pueblo, CO 1,325 899.43
3 Bakersfield, CA 7,176 854.66
4 Modesto, CA 3,820 767.69
5 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 25,708 679.05
6 Anchorage, AK 2,273 669.38
7 Merced, CA 1,622 660.65
8 San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA         29,414 640.26
9 Fresno, CA 5,682 631.79
10 Billings, MT 877 625.38
(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 2016 U.S. Census Population Estimates. Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau.