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Michigan auto thefts drop in 2010

Posted On Tue, February 21, 2012

Awareness organization Help Eliminate Auto Thefts recently praised the continued declines of auto thefts in the state of Michigan.

The announcement, which cited a report from the Automobile Theft Prevention Authority, showed that vehicle thefts dropped 9.4 percent in the state during 2010 compared to 2009. In 2010, nearly 27,000 vehicles were stolen, slightly less than the 29,647 in 2009. The most stolen vehicle in the state was the 2000 Dodge Ram.

"H.E.A.T. is delighted to see a statewide decline in the number of overall vehicle thefts for the fourth consecutive year," said Terri Miller, director of H.E.A.T. "We do, however, want to make Michigan residents aware that while traditional auto theft rates are declining, auto theft-related crime is still on the rise in our communities."

Consumers interested in purchasing a vehicle may want to ensure it is properly insured in case of a theft or accident. Going online and comparing auto insurance quotes may help cover the car or truck, and it could also make owning a car more affordable.

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