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Auto Thefts Drop in Yakima

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Auto thefts in Yakima dropped significantly last year. The Northwest Insurance Council says Yakima saw a 30.8 percent degrease in thefts with 1,152 in 2013. Yakima’s rate was still the third highest in the state and Washignton State saw and overall increase of 4.3 percent. In Washington State an average of 88 cars were stolen per day which averages out to nearly four vehicles per hour.

Here are the Washington cities with the highest theft rates:

City                                                                       Thefts        Theft  Rate

  1. Spokane
3,205 598.26
  1. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
18,128 502.15
  1. Yakima
1,152 466.31
  1. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
6,916 298.8
  1. Mount Vernon-Anacortes
331 278.53
  1. Longview
277 271.94
  1. Olympia-Tumwater
521 198.56
  1. Bremerton-Silverdale
477 187.82
  1. Kennewick-Richland
382 140.89
  1. Walla Walla
89 140.02

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