More automobiles are stolen during July and August than at any other time of the year, states an infographic made by LoJack. The hassle is part of the sixth yearly Nationwide Vehicle Theft Protection Month.
Protection recognized this month
The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators and LoJack, a manufacturer of security equipment that is after-market, are those who are working hard on the consciousness effort.
Here are a few of the most essential LoJack statistics which were displayed. They are:
1. Auto thieves cost the nation around $4.5 billion a year. 2. In 2010, there was only an average of 42.8 seconds between vehicle thefts in the U.S. That’s a total of 737,000 for the year. 3. The most stolen cars are ordinary ones like the Honda Accord, the Honda Civic and the Toyota Camry. However, 10 percent of all Corvettes made between 1981 and 2011 have been stolen. 4. Christmas Day is the holiday with the most auto thefts.
Study from LoJack
Between April and May of 2012, there were 4,500 vehicle owners in four major cities surveyed by LoJack. About sixty-eight percent said they were willing to leave their vehicle while running unattended or leave the vehicle parked and unlocked. Those are bad practices for preventing theft. About 80 percent said they stress about car theft, but only about a third actually did anything to prevent car theft from occurring.
Car theft and identity theft
There is a link between car theft and identity fraud as well. In fact, 64 percent of people admit they put their home address in their GPS system, making it easier for thieves to find your home. A 3rd of the respondents said that they have left personal info in an electronic machine or on printed documents in plain sight in the car. These are bad habits for identity theft.
Thievery could be avoided
There are a ton of things customers should do to guard themselves from car theft, even though car theft numbers dropped in 2011, according to the FBI.
There are things you need to do every single day that are “common sense” rules, according to LoJack infographic. They are:
“Never leave keys in the vehicle with the engine running. Don’t hide a spare key in the vehicle. Close all windows and lock all doors when leaving your vehicle. Park in a well-lit area and, when at home, keep your vehicle in the garage. Don’t leave valuables visible in your car, particularly those items that include information on your identity.”
The security equipment-maker also recommended motorists use theft prevention devices and recovery tracking systems, much like the kind it sells, one assumes.