Report cites 1.3% increase in stolen vehicles last year

07/2/2013 | Detroit Bureau, The

The rate of stolen vehicles in the U.S. increased 1.3% in 2012 after dropping for eight years in a row, according to a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. California had eight cities the top 10 "hot spots" for auto theft, the report said. The high incidence of stolen vehicles in California could be attributed to such factors as reduced police staffing because of economic difficulties, NICB said.

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