In Maryland, a car is stolen every 40 minutes. In the United States, it is every 45 seconds.
50% of the vehicles stolen had the keys inside the vehicle.
60% of the vehicles stolen were left unlocked.
More than 66% of vehicle thefts occur at night.
95% of the vehicles stolen had no anti-theft devices.
The Maryland General Assembly created the Vehicle Theft Prevention Council in 1994, as a statewide planning and dedicated funding resource. The Council embraces a statewide strategy directed at public awareness, vehicle theft by juveniles, law enforcement and prosecution through a grant award process.
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