Vehicle Theft Trends: 2013 -
- The FBI's 2013 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) released October 2014, indicates there were an estimated 699,594 motor vehicle thefts in the United States in 2013 with an estimated value of $4.1 billion dollars.
- In Arizona, there were 17,438 stolen vehicles in 2013 (Source: FBI UCR Report).
- Approx. 75% of Arizona stolen vehicles were recovered in 2013. Stolen vehicles that were not recovered were often shipped overseas or driven across the United States borders, stripped by chop shops and resold as parts, re-tagged and resold to unsuspecting consumers, or hidden or destroyed by the owner to collect an insurance settlement.
- Stolen vehicles are frequently used to facilitate other criminal acts such as residential and commercial burglaries, robberies, check and credit card fraud, identity theft, illegal drug trafficking, and drive by-shootings.
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and Arizona DPS Crime in Arizona Report.