California Girls and California Kings be warned! Last week, the National Insurance Crime Bureau released their latest list of the top ten hotspots for vehicle thefts and seven of them are in the Golden State.
Taking the top spot on the infamous list is the San Francisco/Oakland/Hayward Metropolitan Statistical Area. The location jumps up from fourth even though the rate and number of thefts has decreased since the last report in 2013. Maybe that's why they call them the Oakland Raiders?
California's Bakersfield comes in second with vehicle theft rates coming in at 595.82. The only non-California MSAs to rank in the top ten are Odessa, Texas (4th), Spokane-Spokane Valley, Washington (6th) and Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington (8th). Hosting the smallest rate is State College, PA which recorded a 21.42 and only 34 cases.
The results include 380 total MSAs. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are defined by the Census Bureau as "areas that consist of one or more counties and includes the counties containing the core urban area, as well as any adjacent counties that have a high degree of social and economic integration- as measured by commuting to work- with the urban core".
Find out where your MSA ranks! Download 2014-Hot-Spots-Report for the full list provided by the NICB.
Disclaimer: the list does not include cars stolen during Overhaulin'.