Vehicle Theft Rate in the United States

There were 721,885 vehicle thefts in U.S. and its rate (per 100,000) is 219.9 in 2019. The vehicle theft rate has continuously fallen by about 70% over the quarter century.

Number of vehicle thefts

Vehicle theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Vehicle theft Rate Source
2019 721,885 219.9 [49]
2018 751,904 230.2 [49]
2017 772,943 237.7 [49]
2016 767,290 237.3 [49]
2015 713,063 222.2 [49]
2014 686,803 215.4 [49]
2013 700,288 221.3 [49]
2012 723,186 230.4 [49]
2011 716,508 230.0 [49]
2010 739,565 239.1 [49]
2009 795,652 259.2 [49]
2008 959,059 315.4 [49]
2007 1,100,472 364.9 [49]
2006 1,198,245 400.2 [49]
2005 1,235,859 416.8 [49]
2004 1,237,851 421.5 [49]
2003 1,261,226 433.7 [49]
2002 1,246,646 432.9 [49]
2001 1,228,391 430.5 [49]
2000 1,160,002 412.2 [49]
1999 1,152,075 422.5 [50]
1998 1,242,781 459.87 [50]
1997 1,354,189 505.70 [50]
1996 1,394,238 525.67 [50]
1995 1,472,441 560.28 [50]
1994 1,539,287 591.29 [50]
1993 1,563,060 606.35 [50]
1992 1,610,834 631.63 [50]
1991 1,661,738 659.02 [50]
1990 1,635,907 655.77 [50]
1989 1,564,800 633.99 [50]
1988 1,432,916 586.06 [50]
1987 1,288,674 531.87 [50]
1986 1,224,137 509.77 [50]
1985 1,102,862 463.54 [50]
1984 1,032,165 437.68 [50]
1983 1,007,933 431.12 [50]
1982 1,062,400 458.59 [50]
1981 1,087,800 474.06 [50]

crime rate = number / population * 100,000

FBI calculates the crime rates by using population data published by U.S. Census Bureau in all years.

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