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Car Thefts Are Surging — for a Very Dumb Reason

Thieves don’t need to break windows or hot-wire cars if they can just hop in and drive away

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13%: That’s the reported increase in car thefts from June to December 2020 over the same period in 2019, according to National Insurance Crime Bureau data cited by the New York




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