Thursday, June 21, 2012

Auto Thefts: Is this coverage we can count on?

Pro 8 news is reporting that Laredo dropped out of the top 10 cities for auto theft and is now ranked all the way down at number 53 according to a list compiled by the National Car Insurance Bureau.

The way the news was presented, the "dropping out of the top 10" occurred this year.  Yet, Laredo did not appear in last years (2010) to 10 list either.

Well, here's the real scoop.  Laredo did drop out of the top 10, but that happened last year, not this year.  Still, the news is good since Laredo went from number 11 in 2010 as shown below to number 53 on 2011's (the latest ) list.

Maybe I'm juse splitting hairs but being that we have so little news coverage on Pro8news, we might as well keep them honest.

Last year's list of cities with most auto thefts

1.Fresno, Calif.
2.Modesto, Calif.
3.Bakersfield-Delano, Calif.
4.Spokane, Wash.
5.Vallejo-Fairfield, Calif.
6.Sacramento, Calif. area
7.Stockton, Calif.
8.Visalia-Porterville, Calif.
9.San Francisco-Oakland, Calif. area
10.Yakima, Wash.
11.Laredo, Texas
12.Detroit, Mich. area
13.Seattle, Wash. area
14.Macon, Georgia
15.San Diego, Calif. area
16.Myrtle Beach, SC area
17.Las Vegas, Nev.
18.San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.
19.Jackson, Miss.
.20.Albuquerque, NM  

                      The Good News -  From

At any rate, cars these days are much more difficult to steal than they were 20 years ago–and crime rates overall are dropping. FBI statistics for 2011 show a 3.3-percent drop in vehicle thefts since 2010, this thanks in large part to a decline in the ranking of Laredo, Texas. Laredo went from being rated at the No. 1 spot in 2009 to No. 53 in 2011. Within those two years, Laredo’s thefts dropped 53 percent, from 1,792 to 849 cars stolen.


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