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Auto Theft Prevention in Minnesota

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2020 UCR Data by Agency with Zip (.xlsx)

Submit a tip about:

  • Information on the location of a stolen vehicle
  • Information about stolen vehicle parts
  • Information about an individual or business stealing vehicles, using stolen vehicles, or using stolen vehicle parts

Use caution to avoid auto theft:

  • Always take your vehicle's key with you; do not leave keys inside or on your vehicle.
  • Close and lock all windows and doors when you leave your vehicle .
  • Whenever possible, park in well-lit areas..
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially if they can be seen from outside the vehicle.
  • Find more information in National Insurance Crime Bureau "Vehicle Theft" brochure (English or Spanish).

Catalytic Converter Theft is on the Rise - Protect Your Vehicle

Nationwide theft of catalytic converters has risen significantly  over the past 2 years. Thieves target catalytic converters because of the precious metals contained in the catalyst.  But vehicles need catalytic converters  to reduce  emission pollution and protect our environment.  Prime targets for thieves have been those vehicles with the highest content of precious metals, such as Toyota Prius and Mitsubishi Outlander cars, as well as trucks with larger and multiple converters. . To reduce the risk of catalytic converter theft, park your vehicle in a secure area whenever possible.  Mark your catalytic converter to prevent thieves from selling the stolen converter. The  International Association of Auto Theft Investigators provides instructions on how to mark your converter.

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