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U.S. Auto Thefts Fall to Lowest Level Since 1967

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U.S. vehicle thefts have fallen to the lowest level since
1967, says the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB). The drop in stolen
vehicles was 7.2 percent in 2010, the seventh straight year vehicle thefts
fell.

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Even such metropolitan strongholds as New York City, Dallas, Los Angeles, Detroit and Miami reported fewer thefts, based on
information provided by the FBI.

Experts are theorizing that the drop in thefts is due to
more security devices in vehicles and the implementation of different law
enforcement strategies, such as bait programs, to discourage thieves.

"Technology both on the manufacturing end and what
comes out of the automakers is a lot better than it was. Even on the baseline
vehicle today, it’s harder to steal than in 2000," said NCIB Spokesperson
Frank Scafidi.

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