Michigan State Police: Car thefts drop 6.8 percent

Published On: Feb 19 2013 09:30:18 AM EST
Updated On: Feb 19 2013 05:37:24 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. -

The Michigan Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) has announced that auto thefts in the state have decreased 6.8 percent from 2010 to 2011. 

Since the inception of the ATPA in 1986, auto thefts in Michigan have decreased by over 65 percent. 

"Our success in the battle against auto theft is the direct result of the dedication and efforts of the 110 men and women who are funded by grants awarded by the ATPA to Michigan law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorney’s offices and nonprofit community organizations,” said Dan Vartanian, Executive Director of the ATPA.  "Thanks also should be directed to our partners in the fight against auto theft: Crime Stoppers, HEAT (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) and the many insurance industry investigators throughout the state."

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Make/Model        Color        Month  Day of Week
  1.  2000 Dodge Caravan   1.  Black  1.  July  1.  Monday
  2.  2004 Chevrolet Impala   2.  White  2.  August  2.  Tuesday
  3.  1997 Chevrolet Pickup   3.  Red  3.  June  3.  Friday
  4.  1997 Ford Taurus   4.  Blue  4.  May  4.  Wednesday
  5.  2002 Dodge Intrepid   5.  Silver  5.  October  5.  Thursday
  6.  2005 Ford Pickup   6.  Green  6.  September  6.  Saturday
  7.  1997 Pontiac Grand Prix   7.  Gray  7.  November  7.  Sunday
  8.  2011 Chevrolet Malibu   8.  Maroon  8.  April 
  9.  2002 Dodge Stratus   9.  Gold  9.  December 
10.  2003 Dodge Pickup 10.  Tan10.  January 

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