Have you ever come out of a restaurant, store or even your home, and been unable to find your car? First you wonder if your memory has failed, then you get a feeling that something isn't right. Your car is gone! Stolen.
Has this happened to you? Curious about the likelihood that it could?
In the U.S. there are about three auto thefts for every 1,000 residents, which end up costing owners and their insurance companies an estimated $5.2 billion -- or about $6,500 per stolen vehicle.
But of course, where you live and where you park -- even in the same city -- can make all the difference. For instance, in one Dallas neighborhood you have a one-in-four chance of having your vehicle stolen. NeighborhoodScout also lists nine other neighborhoods in America where you have the greatest chance of being a victim of car theft. The city of Las Vegas has the unfortunate distinction of claiming three of the top neighborhoods for car theft on NeighborhoodScout's list.
If your neighborhood is not on the list below, use this tool to see how safe it is to park near your home: Get the Car Theft Risk for Your Address.