Auto Theft in Pima County

More than one million vehicles are stolen every year. In 1990 alone, more than 1.6 million vehicles were stolen at an estimated national cost of over eight billion dollars. In the time it takes you to read this, nine cars will be stolen! Don't make it easy for professional thieves or joy riders to steal your wheels.


1. Honda Accord

6. Nissan Altima

2. Honda Civic

7. Dodge R15

3. Chevy Silverado

8. Toyota Camery

4. Ford F150

9. Ford F250

5. Nissan Sentra

10. Jeep Cherokee

Statistics provided by Tucson Police Department
Resource Center
Tucson Police Department
Arizona Attorney General's Office
Arizona Automobile Theft Authority
32 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 724-5600
Protect Your Vehicle
There are many steps you can take to make your vehicle less desirable to steal.

  • Lock your car.  Half of all vehicles stolen were left unlocked.
  • Remove all keys.  Nearly 20% of stolen vehicles have the keys left in them.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Park in attended lots.  Car thieves don't like witnesses.
  • Don't leave your car running, even for a minute.
  • Close all windows.
  • Do not leave valuables in plain view.
  • Do not hide a spare key in the car.
  • If you have a garage, use it.  Lock both the vehicle and the garage door.
32 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701