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Auto Theft Prevention Toolkit

How to use this toolkit

Thank you for joining with the Minnesota Department of Commerce Fraud Bureau to support our auto theft prevention The attached toolkit is designed for you and your department to use when you speak in front of community groups, or just person to person.

Toolkit materials


Social Media

Share posts about the auto theft prevention campaign on: 

Post your own social media. Please tag @MNCommerce in the caption or image. 

Below are images: Right click to copy and save to your phone, tablet or desktop. 


POST 1
In 2022, over six in ten cars in Minnesota had the keys inside.
Where are yours?
#TakeYourKeysAlways
Learn more at mn.gov/StopAutoTheft

6 out of 10 

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POST 2
You hold the keys to prevent auto theft in your area.
Follow these four tips to decrease the chances of your vehicle being a target for car thieves.
Learn more at mn.gov/StopAutoTheft

Follow these four tips to decrease the chances of your vehicle being a target for car thieves

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POST 3
Do you have the habit of leaving your keys in the car?
It’s time for a change! Together, we can make it harder for car thieves by taking your keys. Always.
Learn more prevention tips at mn.gov/StopAutoTheft

Together, we can make it harder

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POST 4
In Minnesota, there are around 16,000 cars stolen each year.
Don’t let your car be part of the statistic. Take your keys. Always.
Learn more at mn.gov/StopAutoTheft

Don’t let your car be part of the statistic.

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POST 5
A lot of people think, ’My car isn’t going to get stolen.
That’s not going to happen to me.’” - Minnesota police officer and auto theft expert. Car thieves aren’t picky.
Learn helpful tips to help prevent auto theft: mn.gov/StopAutoTheft

Car thieves aren’t picky.

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POST 6
Car thieves steal more than cars.
More than half of cars stolen had the keys inside.
Make it more difficult for car thieves.
Take your keys. Always. 
Learn more at mn.gov/StopAutoTheft

Car thieves steal more than cars.

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