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Study: Pueblo still one of the worst in US for auto thefts

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Pueblo police recover a stolen vehicle in January, 2019.

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- Theft is high in the Steel City; it was another year and another national ranking for stolen cars.

According to a new report by Insurify, Pueblo's auto theft rate was high enough to rank at number 4 in the entire U.S. The only good news is that's actually a slight improvement from the previous year's report, which had Pueblo at number 3 in 2018.

The numbers are based on statistics compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Insurify found that Pueblo has 701 vehicles stolen for every 100,000 people -- that works out to 3.27 times higher the national average.

Pueblo is joined on the top-20 list by the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area, which came in at number 13. Albuquerque has the worst rate in the nation at about 780 auto thefts per 100,000 people.

Insurify says the best steps to thwart auto thieves are to lock your doors, don't leave your car running unattended, and install an anti-theft system. GPS tracking can also help if thieves manage to nab your car.

Article Topic Follows: Crime

Andrew McMillan

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