“Each year the FBI releases preliminary Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data for the previous year’s January–June time frame. When the preliminary 2017 crime data was released earlier this year, vehicle theft was up 4.1 percent across the nation. That increase is reflected in today’s Hot Spots report and is expected to hold when the final UCR 2017 crime data is published in the fall.”
Vehicle theft has significantly decreased since 1990 and according to NICB theft could be even lower if vehicle owners just followed simple security advice.
Hardworkingtrucks.com shared NICB’s hotspot report, sharing what should be “common sense” security measures to prevent theft but too often vehicle owners are still making it easy for theft to happen.
- Don’t leave your keys in the car
- Lock the doors
- Park in a well lit and easy to see area
They then mention warning devices for added security:
- Audible alarms
- Steering column collars
- Steering wheel/brake pedal lock
- Brake locks
- Wheel locks
- Theft deterrent decals
- Identification markers in or on vehicle
- VIN etching
- Micro dot marking
DON’T LET YOURSELF BE A VICTIM IF IT CAN BE PREVENTED WITH ONE SIMPLE STEP.
Our Wheel to Pedal Lock easily secures the steering wheel in the turned position while attached to the brake pedal, therefore, preventing theft or unauthorized borrowing. It fits all types of cars, SUVs, pick-up trucks, larger over the road trucks, tractors, and any heavy equipment that has a steering wheel and brake pedal. And with the steering wheel tilted down, the lock adjusts from 28” to 33” from the wheel to the brake pedal.