Preventing automobile theft, and/or the theft of possessions inside, is the act of taking away the criminal’s ability and/or opportunity.Why are so many things stolen from automobiles?
The incidence of stolen items from cars, vans, and trucks is on the rise nationally. The reason stealing is so prolific is that oftentimes, we make it much too easy for a thief to steal valuables and the automobiles themselves. Oftentimes, motorists leave vehicles unlocked, with possessions in plain view. Stolen items are typically sold for drugs, or just for the thrill of stealing.
An expensive and troublesome result from automobile theft is that your personal information, when stolen and used, is identity theft, which can damage your credit. When credit is stolen and damaged, it can become extremely difficult to do a number of things including write a personal check or apply for credit.
Thieves enter vehicles in a matter of seconds, and are often unseen. No one is going to be suspicious of someone who can open a car door without a key. Onlookers will often assume the unlocked vehicle belongs to the person they see entering it.