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1

74% of motor vehicle thefts involve __________

automobiles

2

16% of motor vehicle thefts were _____ and _____

trucks
buses

3

10% of motor vehicle thefts were ______ ________

other vehicles

4

What is the average economic loss per theft?

about $6500

5

___% of motor vehicle thefts involve automobiles

74%

6

___% of motor vehicle thefts were trucks and buses

16%

7

___% of motor vehicle thefts were other vehicles

10%

8

Completed motor vehicle theft ___%, attempted motor vehicle theft ___%

80%
20%

9

What time of day do most motor vehicle thefts occur?

nighttime

10

___% of motor vehicle theft took place at the victim’s home or the street near it

59%

11

___% of victims were asleep or involved in other activities inside their home when their vehicles were stolen

62%

12

___% of auto theft victims report it to the police

83%

13

What are the most commonly stolen vehicles in 2011?

1. Honda Accord (1994)
2. Honda Civic (1998)
3. Ford F‐150 (2006)
4. Toyota Camry (1991)
5. Dodge Caravan (2000)
6. Acura Integra (1994)
7. Chevrolet Silverado (1999)
8. Dodge Ram (2004)
9. Ford Explorer (2002)
10. Nissan Sentra (1994)

14

Why have carjackings become more prevalent?

cars now have better anti-theft technology

15

What are the characteristics of carjacking offenders?

male
Juveniles (<19)
Black
Multiple Offenders

16

What are the characteristics of the victim of a carjacking?

Male
Multiple Victims
Victim Resistance
Victim Carelessness

17

What are the characteristics of the actual offense of carjacking?

(1) Vehicles Unoccupied
(2) Blitz Attack Occupied Car
(3) Moving Vehicle on Street
(4) Victim’s Vehicle Blocked
(5) Gun Used/ Feigned
(6) Victim Physically Assaulted
(7) Victim Injured
(8) Carjacking Completed

18

What are some way stop prevent motor vehicle theft?

(1) target hardening activities

(2) the redesign of physical spaces where motor vehicles are located

(3) enhancing public awareness of ways to decrease their risks of this type of victimization

19

What are some target hardening activities for motor vehicle theft?

(1) increases in car alarms/locks
(2) ignition “kill” switches
(3) GIS tracking systems

20

What are some ways to accomplish this?

(1) better lighting
(2) security check points
(3) speed inhibitors

21

Why do Juveniles Steal Cars in Group Context?

Social Facilitation (Peer Pressure)

Situational Factors (alcohol, boredom)

22

Why are Particular Type of Cars Stolen?

Popularity

Ease of Access (ignition switches)

Lack of Anti-Crime Technology

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