The average vehicle theft rate in the U.S. is 11.3 per 100,000 people, according to data compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
But that’s not the whole story.
Here’s how the numbers stack up.
Read moreRead moreThe states with the highest theft ratesThe states that rank highest for vehicle theft rates are Alaska (9.9), Hawaii (9), New Mexico (9) and Utah (10).
They’re all among the 10 safest states in the country, according the IHS, with only Wyoming and Montana ranking lower.
Read moreThese states have relatively low rates because they’ve been more successful at policing their borders.
There, the average number of people arrested for vehicle crimes is nearly a third lower than the national average.
However, that number is still much higher than the 5,200 to 10,000 arrests the average U.K. police officer makes each year.
In contrast, Alaska has the highest number of vehicles stolen per capita, according IHS.
The state has a lower rate of theft, at 1.6 per 100 people.
The highest number is in Texas, with 5.3 thefts per 100 in 2013.