The new statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau demonstrate that Bakersfield is prone to car thefts. The city is the third in the nation when it comes to the number of stolen cars per capita.
In 2015 6,000 cars were stolen in Bakersfield and that is approximately 680 car thefts per 100,000 people. It is the third highest in the country per capita. However, the report shows the improvement comparing to the previous years. In 2013 Bakersfield was the worst in the US for car thefts per capita with 725 thefts per 100,000 residents. In 2014 the city ranked the second with 595 per 100,000.
In 2015 Modesto became the worst city for car thefts with 756 per 100,000 followed by Albuquerque, NM with 733 per 100,000.
As for the most total car thefts in the nation, Los Angeles became number one with over 57,000 car thefts per 100,000 residents.