Location can play an important part in determining a state’s crime statistics. With New Mexico’s case, it is adjacent to the International Border and the frequency and prevalence of auto theft crimes remains a major threat for its residents and the local police. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), New Mexico is part of the 20 worst areas for car theft.
New Mexico’s Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in 2010
The NICB also released the cars that are frequently eyed by thieves in New Mexico:
- 2001 Dodge Ram
- 1997 Honda Civic
- 1996 Honda Accord
- 1991 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
- 1997 Ford F150 Series/Pickup
- 1990 Toyota Camry
- 2004 Ford F250 Series/Pickup
- 2006 Ford F350 Series/Pickup
- 2001 Ford Ranger
- 1994 Ford Explorer
Car theft trends
Technology has made it harder for thieves to steal an entire car, which is why there is a rise of stolen components and car accessories. Even though it means that there is a greater chance that you might get to keep your car, this doesn’t mean that your car will still be in pristine shape after an auto theft incident.
Keep your car safe
With security measures in place, the most you can do during these times is to be extra cautious about simple things that might slip your mind. Never leave your car windows half open. Avoid leaving your keys in its ignition. Park in well lit places, and pick a space that will likely have more foot traffic than most.
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 hidelocktake.com be your resource.