Texas isn't the only state that has a huge problem with people stealing cars; if you live in New Mexico, you've heard of many stories of car jacking all over the state. In fact one city ranked in the top 10 cities with the highest & likeliest chance of your car being stolen.

Which New Mexico city has the highest stolen car rate?

The Insurance Information Institute (III) listed some of the craziest facts involving car jacking in the United States. In their 2022 list of the Top 10 U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas By Motor Vehicle Theft Rate, one city from New Mexico ranked at #6: Albuquerque, with a theft rate of 795.18. The City of Albuquerque says that most car jackings occur in residential areas, between the hours of 1 am to 5am.

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Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Which cars are the most likely to be stolen in New Mexico?

Going to the NICB list of the top 10 stolen vehicles of 2022, half them of them were cars & the other half were trucks & SUVs

  • #10 was the 2001 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee with 119 stolen,
  • #9 was the 2005/2020 Nissan Altima; 120 stolen,
  • #8 was the 1996 Honda Accord; 152 stolen,
  • #7 was a tie between the 2015 Kia Optima & the 1997 Honda Civic with 174 stolen,
  • #6 was the 2018 Hyundai Elantra; 201 stolen
  • #5 was the 2004 GMC Pick-Up; 250 stolen
  • #4 was the 2015 Hyundai Sonata; 278 stolen
  • #3 was the 2001 Dodge Pick-Up; 327 stolen
  • #2 was the 2006 Ford Pick-Up; 589 stolen
  • and the top stolen vehicle was the 2006 Chevrolet Pick-Up; 634 stolen.
Kenny Eliason via Unsplash
Kenny Eliason via Unsplash

So if you are traveling to the Land of Enchantment, or indeed ANYWHERE in the US, make sure you keep your car doors locked; don't become a victim of a car jacking.

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