States With the Highest Vehicle Theft Rates
From CarInsuranceComparison.com, November, 2020
Car thefts are a reality most Americans hope to never encounter. Unfortunately, for residents in Hawaii, there may be reason to worry -- Hawaii has the 6th highest vehicle theft rate in the country.
Our team analyzed the latest data from the Federal Highway Administration and the National Insurance Crime Bureau to understand how car thefts have changed across the country and identify the states seeing the highest car theft rates. A quick look at what we found:
Hawaii is 6th among states with the highest vehicle theft rates. Hawaii sees an average of 410 stolen cars per 100,000 registered vehicles.
The total number of vehicles stolen over a three year period? 26,230
Vehicle thefts have increased 46% in Hawaii -- 37% higher than the nationwide average.
You can view the full study here: States With the Highest Vehicle Theft Rates
#6 – Hawaii
Vehicles stolen per 100,000 registered vehicles: 410
Total vehicles stolen from 2014 to 2018: 26,230
State registered vehicles: 1,278,846
Hawaii, ranked No. 6 on this list of the worst states for stolen vehicle rates, averaged 410 stolen vehicles per 100,000 registered vehicles from 2014 and 2018. It unfortunately joins a group of states with the highest increases in the number of thefts: 46 percent between 2014 and 2018, 37 percent higher than the nationwide average.
Even as cities across the country are seeing a boom in the number of car thefts due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Honolulu Police Department is seeing a different trend — people leaving their keys in the car while running errands, which creates an easy opportunity for thieves.