TOP TEN U.S. METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS WITH HIGHEST MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT RATES, 2011
Rank Metropolitan Statistical Area (1) Vehicles stolen Rate (2)
1 Fresno, CA  7,621 808.25
2 Modesto, CA  3,315 639.32
3 Bakersfield-Delano, CA  5,240 615.23
4 Spokane, WA 2,614 551.75
5 Yakima, WA 1,308 529.25
6 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 23,223 528.87
7 Stockton, CA 3,532 507.32
8 Anderson, SC 911 483.32
9 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 2,002 480.71
10 Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,124 472.78

(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) Ranked by the rate of vehicle thefts reported per 100,000 people based on the 2011 U.S. Census population estimates.

Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau.