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Car Thefts are Down


The Colorado State Patrol has been at the forefront of the battle against auto theft for some time, and while 2023 showed a substantial decrease, they are happy to report that 2024 is looking even better for the state. The first third of 2024 shows a significant decline of 30% in auto theft compared to this same time in 2023. Looking back two years to 2022, this is a total auto theft reduction of 45%.

While trending in the right direction, citizens and travelers across Colorado are urged to remain vigilant and never let their guard down despite the noted reductions. In fact, this is a great time to do more to protect your vehicle. Start by researching your vehicle’s potential vulnerability to implement additional safety protocols. If you are unsure what measures to take, contact the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CATPA) for assistance by visiting Change your defensive position to the offense and join law enforcement in the fight to defeat auto theft in Colorado. CATPA and the Colorado State Patrol advise all citizens on the best way to combat vehicle theft through a dynamic approach to vehicle security, beginning with the basics. Lock your car and take your keys - every time. This is simple, but vehicle owners and operators should habitually practice this basic vehicle security. CATPA recommends establishing a “Lock and Key” routine that has all vehicle operators remove spare keys from the vehicle, including valet keys, then anytime the vehicle is not in use (including during quick trips inside convenience stores), to shut the vehicle off, take the keys out of the ignition and out of the car, then lock the car. 


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