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Avoid This State At All Costs If You Don't Want To Get Your Car Stolen

If you're a car thief then consider moving here.

If you live in California you might want to invest in a new alarm, The Club—basically anything that deters car thieves. The Golden State demolished the rest of the country in the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) 2014 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report by taking seven of the top 10 spots. The study pulled data from the National Crime Information Center and is population-based. Before you check out the top 10 you might want to see if you're driving a car that tends to be targeted by thieves.

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward came in at No. 1, joined together because the survey uses Metropolitan Statistical Areas determined by the Office of Management and Budget. The complete list is below: 1. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (29,093) – 2. Bakersfield, California (5,211) – 3. Stockton-Lodi, California (4,245) – 4. Odessa, Texas (886) – 5. Modesto, California (3,047) – 6. Spokane-Spokane Valley, Washington (3,032) – 7. Vallejo-Fairfield (2,414) – 8. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington (20,268) – 9. Fresno, California (5,260) – 10. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California (10,531)

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