Car Thefts Expected To Be Up In August

August 1, 2007

State police say that for the past two years there have been more car thefts than any other month in the year.

In 2006 there were 1,495 thefts in August, which was 18 percent greater than the average 1,230 thefts per month that year. Similarly, there were 1,586 vehicle thefts in August 2005, which was 17 percent more than the average 1,322 thefts per month that year.

They say the trend is expected to continue in 2007. Senior Special Agent Randy Beeson of the state police says "we can't predict that August will be the highest month for auto thefts in 2007, we're confident, based on more than 20 years of statistics, that it will be among the top two or three months.

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