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Auto Thefts Down in Modesto, Stockton



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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, May 31, 2010
First the bad news. According to the latest figures from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Modesto and Stockton are still among the top five metro areas in the country for stolen vehicles. Based on thefts per capita, Modesto and Stockton rank second and fourth respectively.  

Now the good news from N-I-C-B spokesman Frank Scafidi. 
 
“Modesto is out of the number one place finally. Modesto, Stockton they've shown decreases year after year in their vehicle theft problem.
 
The greater Modesto and Stockton areas had about 15% fewer stolen vehicles last year compared to 2008. Local officials say the proliferation of theft deterrent technologies, such as global positioning systems and aggressive prosecutions are major contributors to the decline in auto thefts.
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