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This Is the City With the Most Car Theft in Minnesota

GettyImages 1152628702 1Motor vehicle theft is a growing problem in the United States. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, or NICB, an anti-crime and insurance fraud nonprofit organization, 932,329 vehicles were reported stolen to law enforcement in 2021 – up 6% from the previous year and up 17% from 2019.

The trend is likely due to several factors. First, during the COVID-19 pandemic, vehicles were more likely to be left sitting unattended and unused for longer than usual. Additionally, newer vehicles that use keyless entry and push-button ignitions can be more susceptible to theft, as criminals can use a tool to amplify a key fob’s signal. This can allow thieves to unlock and start a vehicle without having the key fob on their person. (Here is a look at the least reliable cars in America.)

While motorists nationwide now face a greater risk of vehicle theft than they have in many years, in some parts of the country, car owners are far more likely to be victims of car theft than in others.

Of the five metropolitan areas in Minnesota with available data, Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington ranks as having the highest motor vehicle theft rate. A total of 14,039 cars, trucks, and SUVs were reported stolen in the metro area in 2021, or about 380.4 for every 100,000 people.

For comparison, the statewide vehicle theft rate was 297.3 per 100,000 people the same year, the 13th highest rate among states.

All data in this story is from National Insurance Crime Bureau’s 2021 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report.

State Metro area with the most vehicle thefts Metro area vehicle theft rate, 2021 Total metro area vehicle thefts, 2021 State vehicle theft rate, 2021 Total vehicle thefts in state, 2021 Metro areas in state
Alabama Birmingham-Hoover 292.2 3,256 225.9 11,384 12
Alaska Anchorage 330.7 1,319 239.7 1,756 2
Arizona Tucson 313.7 3,300 283.6 20,637 7
Arkansas Pine Bluff 444.4 384 301.0 9,108 6
California Bakersfield 1023.7 9,394 511.1 200,524 26
Colorado Denver-Aurora-Lakewood 964.9 28,683 661.2 38,430 7
Connecticut New Haven-Milford 311.8 2,693 215.5 7,771 4
Delaware Dover 141.7 261 186.6 1,872 1
Florida Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach 278.8 16,984 196.5 42,808 22
Georgia Columbus 400.0 1,310 240.9 26,017 14
Hawaii Honolulu 330.8 3,311 229.8 3,313 2
Idaho Pocatello 229.7 221 96.7 1,839 6
Illinois Springfield 282.3 584 225.4 28,559 10
Indiana Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson 360.2 7,660 236.3 16,081 12
Iowa Davenport-Moline-Rock Island 319.2 1,218 185.2 5,913 8
Kansas Wichita 479.1 3,104 311.8 9,151 4
Kentucky Louisville/Jefferson County 456.9 5,869 237.4 10,707 5
Louisiana New Orleans-Metairie 404.7 5,106 281.4 13,010 9
Maine Bangor 95.6 146 60.7 833 3
Maryland Baltimore-Columbia-Towson 238.2 6,760 223.1 13,756 5
Massachusetts Springfield 145.1 1,009 100.1 6,989 5
Michigan Kalamazoo-Portage 485.2 1,267 211.8 21,283 14
Minnesota Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington 380.4 14,039 297.3 16,968 5
Mississippi Jackson 295.1 1,733 216.8 6,396 3
Missouri Kansas City 529.8 11,653 428.1 26,408 8
Montana Billings 611.1 1,143 264.3 2,919 3
Nebraska Omaha-Council Bluffs 393.6 3,824 237.2 4,657 3
Nevada Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise 475.7 10,906 426.8 13,417 3
New Hampshire Manchester-Nashua 82.3 349 61.8 858 1
New Jersey Trenton-Princeton 178.5 689 159.9 14,818 4
New Mexico Albuquerque 710.6 6,525 475.5 10,061 4
New York Buffalo-Cheektowaga 220.1 2,558 115.5 22,913 13
North Carolina Greensboro-High Point 268.6 2,092 213.1 22,487 15
North Dakota Fargo 315.7 796 223.9 1,735 3
Ohio Columbus 368.3 7,922 236.2 27,824 11
Oklahoma Tulsa 522.6 5,351 359.3 14,325 4
Oregon Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro 680.2 17,084 471.2 20,006 8
Pennsylvania Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington 247.5 15,414 139.2 18,044 18
Rhode Island Providence-Warwick 135.1 2,264 156.3 1,712 1
South Carolina Florence 398.0 793 312.3 16,209 8
South Dakota Sioux Falls 428.1 1,207 263.9 2,363 2
Tennessee Memphis 512.3 6,845 297.1 20,722 10
Texas Odessa 483.0 778 320.0 94,500 25
Utah Salt Lake City 468.9 5,922 255.8 8,538 5
Vermont Burlington-South Burlington 131.1 297 96.2 621 1
Virginia Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News 217.9 3,930 142.6 12,320 9
Washington Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 582.5 23,366 461.9 35,746 11
West Virginia Charleston 234.1 597 128.8 2,297 7
Wisconsin Milwaukee-Waukesha 597.8 9,365 236.7 13,957 12
Wyoming Cheyenne 407.5 411 161.9 937 2
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