Car Thefts Down 27%

Car Thefts Down 27%
Friday, April 15, 2011 - 9:20am

EL PASO - Don't worry too much about parking your car in the Sun City, that's because the El Paso Police Department says for the fifth straight year the city has seen a decrease in vehicle thefts.

This year car thefts are already down by 27% compared to this same time last year, and a press release from the police department says car thefts are down across the city and in every police regional command area.

El Paso Police Department Statistics from the past 5 years:

2006 = 3552 reported vehicle thefts
2007 = 3049 reported vehicle thefts
2008 = 2753 reported vehicle thefts
2009 = 1890 reported vehicle thefts
2010 = 1516 reported vehicle thefts (preliminary numbers)

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