Wyoming’s Auto Theft Rate

Location is one of the major reasons that Wyoming experiences a fairly low number of motor vehicle crimes. Auto theft has been an isolated property crime since the state is situated away from the international border and major urban areas. In 2010 it had 737,142 auto theft case reports, a 7.4% decrease from 2009.

Cheyenne’s motor vehicle rate

Although Wyoming experienced a decrease in auto theft cases, however its local city Cheyenne saw an increase of motor vehicle thefts. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), Cheyenne ranked 207 in 2009 after placing 236 in 2008.

Wyoming’s Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in 2010 (NICB)

In Wyoming, automobiles are found to be a popular target for car thieves.

  1. 2008 Dodge Ram
  2. 1997 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
  3. 1999 GMC Pickup (Full Size)
  4. 1994 Ford F150 Series/Pickup
  5. 1989 Ford F250 Series/Pickup
  6. 1997 Ford Explorer
  7. 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
  8. 1999 Toyota Camry
  9. 1999 Chevrolet Suburban
  10. 1996 Ford F350 Series/Pickup

Car safety tips

Just because your state has been reported to be relatively safe from auto theft incidents, this shouldn’t stop you from instilling safety precautions for your cars. Remember to always hide your keys properly. Make sure that you remove your keys from the ignition at all times. Thoroughly scan your car, and lock your doors and windows. Take and remove any valuable items from your car whenever you park it in a parking space.

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.