5 Ways to Prevent Catalytic Converter Theft

A stolen catalytic converter replacement can cost as much as $3,000 for the often-targeted Toyota Prius.

Philip ReedMay 27, 2021

Bauble on Tree

Thieves don't take holidays.

The Lexington, KY Police Department reminder on how to help prevent you from becoming a victim.

Washington rated 8th worst state for auto theft, report finds

Car theft increased by nearly 10% in Washington from 2019 to 2020, a report found.

Car Thefts Up During Pandemic

(For link to report click here)

Field Report: Stolen in Washington

August 5, 2019

27,700 vehicles were stolen in Washington in 2018. This episode of Field Report examines an organization, funded by state dollars, working to prevent auto theft in Washington.

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Prevent Auto Theft
Don't Make Your Vehicle an Easy Target
By the time you finish reading this paragraph, another vehicle will be stolen somewhere in the U.S. Vehicle theft is a big business. frequently run by organized crime rings that are out to make huge profits. and they are doing it at your expense. Vehicle theft is driven by money and greed - it is a dangerous business that victimizes everyone.


Help Put the Brakes on Vehicle Theft: Use the "Layered Approach" to Protection Professiona thieves can steal any car, but make them work for yours by using "layered protection." The more layers of protection on your vehicle. the more difficult it is to steal.  To learn about the layered approach click here

The Puget Sound Auto Theft Task Force (PSATT) teams with KIRO 710 AM to share with listeners how they can prevent auto theft, and help stop auto theft in their community. Follow the PSATT on Facebook and Twitter!

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Steamers, slim jims, and plain old hot-wiring: Revamped task force targets car thieves                                                                               by Sean Robinson, News Tribune