Motor Vehicle Thefts in 2023

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Indications are that Colorado will experience over 42,000 stolen motor vehicles in 2022. This is an 11% increase in total thefts from 2021. Using the estimated average dollar loss per motor vehicle, this equates to an additional 28.1 million dollar impact in 2022 compared to 2021

Areas demonstrating the largest increases of vehicle theft from 2021 to 2022 were reported in Northern Colorado Area, Southern Colorado, and the Denver Metro Area.

2016 to 2022

Colorado Reported Stolen Vehicles

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The data used to create this line chart is directly from Crime in Colorado, and includes attempted vehicle theft, vehicle break ins, and attempted vehicle break ins.


Colorado’s Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in 2022

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    1. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    2. Kia Sportage
    3. Hyundai Sonata
    4. Kia Optima
    5. Hyundai Tucson
    6. Hyundai Elantra
    7. Ford F-250
    8. Honda Civic
    9. Kia Sorento
    10. GMC Sierra

The Top Five (by volume) Colorado Cities for Auto Theft

1. Denver
2. Aurora
3. Lakewood
4. Colorado Springs
5. Westminster

In 2022, 87% of all reported stolen vehicles were recovered, which is well above the national average of 56%. However, many stolen vehicles that are recovered need repair, professional cleaning, or may be dismantled.