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13 tips on how to prevent car theft

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Posted at 4:08 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 01:19:55-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — According to Car Insurance Comparison, the state of Nevada is the 4th worst in the nation for vehicle traffic.

There were 3,683,769 car thefts across America between 2014 and 2018.

Each of the 15 states with the highest car theft rates had at least 316 vehicles stolen per 100,000 registered vehicles.

Nevada averaged 498 stolen vehicles per 100,000 registered vehicles and Las Vegas saw more vehicle thefts than any other region in the state, partly due to tourism and organized crime groups that operate in the area.

Here are some tips on how to prevent your car from being stolen:

1. Lock your doors.
2. Do not leave a spare key in or on your vehicle.
3. Close the windows completely.
4. Park in a well-lit area.
5. Park in an area with surveillance cameras.
6. Never leave your car running and unattended.
7. Install an audible alarm system and anti-theft device.
8. Install a tracking system.
9. Install a vehicle immobilizer system.
10. Don’t leave valuables or identifying documents in your car.
11. Don’t leave your vehicle title in your car.
12. Have your car’s VIN number etched on each of the windows.
13. If parking on an incline, leave your car in park or in gear with wheels turned toward the curb or some other obstruction to make it harder to tow.