Stripped Cars on the Rise in Utah

Just think about this for a minute: according to a report posted by ABC 4 News, every 68 minutes, a car is stolen in Utah. Car theft has become such a normal occurrence in the state that no one is surprised that most of these stolen vehicles are stripped and resold for parts by thieves.

Auto theft statistics in Utah

Car theft investigator Kent Jorgensen is unfazed about the rising incidents, since according to a reported data, 16 cars are stolen every day, almost 6,000 a year just in Utah alone. The most popular cars that are usually eyed by thieves are Honda Accord, Honda Civic and the Acura Integra.

Protect your car from thieves

Did you know that it only took roughly 7 minutes for a car to be disassembled, as proven when ABC 4 News conducted a simulated car robbery? It is an alarming revelation, and something that you should consider every time you leave your car unattended on lengthy hours.

Install a layer of protection to your cars

The most effective thing you can do is to employ a layer of protection to your cars. Make sure that you always remember to take away your keys, and that you properly lock every space that a thief might consider as a point of entry. Install alarms and devices that will deter and delay a car robbery in progress.

Help spread awareness in your city

With this knowledge in hand, you can help keep your city safe by placing the copyright and trademark protected signs and designs on your property or in your area. You can also make custom sign donations to your local police department and they will disperse them to businesses and in parks and recreation areas. Hide Lock Take started as a proactive crime awareness program in Dallas. It has since become the most successful tool that travels around the country fighting crimes and making a difference. If you want to keep your city safe and educate the citizens let be your resource.