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2Tall

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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:04:48 AM



In 1964, California crooners the Beach Boys sang about having "fun, fun, fun, 'til her daddy takes the T-bird away." Well, nearly 50 years later, Golden State residents still have to worry about someone snatching their ride from them — but it's not their daddy. The Des Plaines, Ill.-based National Insurance Crime Bureau has released its "Hot Spots" vehicle-theft report for 2012, and California once again dominates as a "hotbed for hot cars."
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 12:17:19 AM

One more strike against California.
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:43:10 PM

Wow
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:13:07 PM

Why would anyone be a car owner in Modesto?
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streetdesign
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 4:55:05 PM

Wow only in CA. You would think theft would be higher in other states.
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doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:45:59 AM

Yeah here they just break into cars not steal them. I wonder if they have statistics on that.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:16:20 AM

OK
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coughlin
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:17:39 AM

I was surprised Modesto wasn't in top 10.
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335d1
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:52:20 AM

What about the rest of the US?
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sljbc475
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:35:04 AM

More vehicles equipped with GPS locating systems.
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:30:40 AM

lock it up
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werich44
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:13:47 AM

Just one more good reason not to move to Taxifornia.
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stuman714
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:05:15 AM

I'm surprised Indy isn't in the top-10 with the frequency of carjackings we have been hearing about.
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:58:48 AM

Don't move to California!
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Sanpoil
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:43:15 AM

No surprise here.
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markcayer
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:33:34 AM

no real surprise here.
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ss70
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:11:33 AM

west coast special edition
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Pnissenvee
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 7:04:32 AM

Wow
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Rockyguitar
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:59:07 AM

Only good things from Kalifornia...Reagan and the Beach Boys!
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00MrSlate00
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:49:05 AM

ok
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cmgodwin
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:43:43 AM

Radar1992, in this day I tend to agree that it's more "people being stupid and not securing their vehicles..."

[Edited by: cmgodwin at 6/28/2013 6:44:26 AM EST]
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GreatGraphics
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:36:56 AM

Assume what ever you own, someone else wants and when it's gone, don't expect to get it back. Take appropriate precautions. Did I really have to write this?
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daytonabiker
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:33:54 AM

Drive a beater.
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MImusicman
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:31:54 AM

Ok
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Radar1992
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:25:29 AM

I wonder if this is from organized crime and chops shops or people being stupid and not securing their vehicles...
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rte3tdi
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 6:04:58 AM

"The NICB advises motorists to take precautions against vehicle theft starting with common-sense measures like removing keys from the ignition, locking doors and closing windows,"

I wonder what are the statistics if we exclude leaving the keys in the car ...

"and parking in well-lit areas."

You don't always have a choice.

"Beyond that, bigger and better anti-theft measures include installing a warning device such as a car alarm,"

That's so 80's!

"using immobilizing devices such as a smart key or fuse cutoffs"

I thought all cars had that by now. Anything built within the last 10 yrs should have it. Which manufacturers don't?

"and using a tracking device that emits a signal to authorities if the vehicle is stolen."

Only if the police in your state has the equipment to track it.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:45:43 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:45:11 AM

Wow, I'm going to change my vacation plans right now....
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 4:54:36 AM

Whatever
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 4:32:45 AM

Surrounded by areas I don't want to visit. Good thing that everything is in the garage at night.
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MN1
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 4:18:21 AM

Drive a beater.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:39:18 AM

Good to know where not to go.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:31:14 AM

California on top and no NJ.
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skunku
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:20:45 AM

I better be careful when I visit family in California! I know some of those places well.
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Zing20
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:32:13 AM

Yes car theft is a problem.
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leemun
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:24:39 AM

Stay away from California!
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:23:09 AM

did'nt see that coming
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:08:48 AM

ok
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roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:06:02 AM

Gee... CA with the open border to south and all those folks who infiltrate.
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:02:04 AM

gone in 6 secs... thats why you only keep 1/4 gallon of gas in the tank!
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GASCRUSHER79
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:56:20 AM

I never woulda guessed CA, who knew.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:28:02 AM

Where not to go.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:25:56 AM

Glad to be on the other side of the continent.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:22:42 AM

FAR AWAY FROM THAT
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:22:39 AM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:20:21 AM

I'm glad I live in Michigan.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:19:12 AM


     interesting list
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:17:48 AM

meh...nice weather...nice cars..
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:16:47 AM

Nice to see California number 1. Might be because of the foreign nameplate's inept auto theft systems. The city that rank last is in the American Big 3 home state.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:12:59 AM

the land of fruits is still nuts
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:11:04 AM

K
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