Feb 16, 2016 12:15 PM

Study: Cars are more likely to get stolen in 47 other states than in NH

Did you lock your car today? New FBI numbers show car thefts are on the rise across the nation. The number of stolen cars increased by 1% in the first half of 2015 compared to the same time last year.

The increase comes despite an overall drop in property crimes in all other categories. Burglary was down by 10%, larceny theft was down by more than 3%.

The good news, New Hampshire has a relatively low rate of vehicle thefts compared to other states, according to USA Today

The Granite State had the third lowest rate of vehicle thefts. Only Maine and Vermont had fewer thefts reported. Georgia had the highest rate reported.

States with the lowest rates

1. Maine

2. Vermont

3. New Hampshire

4. New York

5. Virginia

6. Idaho

7. Pennsylvania

8. West Virginia

9. Wyoming

10. South Dakota

States with the highest rates

1. District of Columbia

2. Washington

3. California

4. Nevada

5. New Mexico

6. Hawaii

7. Oklahoma

8. Missouri

9. South Carolina

10. Georgia

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