The U.S. States With The Most Stolen Vehicles

Updated: Sep 27, 2021

From California to New York, learn about the U.S. states with the most stolen vehicles.

Motor vehicle theft falls under the most prevalent property crimes in the U.S. These theft cases are a concern in almost all places within the country, but some states recorded more stolen vehicles than others.

Motor vehicles include trucks, scooters, snowmobiles, buses, all-terrain vehicles, SUVs, motorcycles, cars, and trucks. But, what are the top 9 U.S. states with the most stolen automobiles?


In 2020, vehicle theft cases stood at 180,939, with an average value of $1.6B. These figures are a 19.6% rise from the ones the California state recorded in 2019. As per these statistics, 2020 had an average vehicle theft rate of one motor vehicle every three minutes.


Texas also falls under the states with the most stolen vehicles. This state loses over 65,000 automobiles every year to theft, with more than 200,000 vehicles being burglarized every year. For example, the state recorded 93,521 motor vehicle theft cases in 2020.