Car Theft Statistics: The Key Finding

  1. A vehicle is stolen approximately every 43.8 seconds.
  2. On average, approximately 832,084 cars are stolen each year.
  3. The number of car thefts increased by 105% between 2019 and 2023.
  4. Nearly 40 American cities saw a 29% increase in motor vehicle theft in 2023 compared to the previous year.
  5. Over 85% of stolen vehicles were recovered in 2022.

Sources: (NICB, CarJunkya Analysis (Data from NICB, NHSTA),  Stateline, III)

Car Thefts: A Shocking Frequency

A vehicle is stolen approximately every 43.8 seconds

Source: NICB

Staggering Number of Cars Stolen Annually

On average, approximately 832,084 cars are stolen each year

Source:  CarJunkya Analysis (Data from NICB, NHSTA)

Car Theft Crisis Escalates

The number of car thefts increased by 105% between 2019 and 2023

Source: Stateline

Urban Areas Hit Hard by Auto Theft

Nearly 40 American cities saw a 29% increase in motor vehicle theft in 2023 compared to the previous year

Source: Stateline

Hope for Recovery: Stolen Cars Found

Over 85% of stolen vehicles were recovered in 2022

Source: III

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