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June 7, 2016

Bakersfield Is The 3rd Worst City For Car Thefts In The Nation

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.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Bakersfield Is The 3rd Worst City For Car Thefts In The Nation

  • June 8, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Scary statistics but thankfully the situation is improving. Makes me feel a little better.

  • June 8, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Oh, I am so glad to hear that at least the situation is getting better. It’s scary to think that anyone could have their property stolen and that they could lose all of their money just like that.


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