One vehicle is stolen every 20 seconds in the United States. Stolen cars, vans, trucks, and motorcycles cost victims time and money - and increase everyone's insurance premiums. They're also often used to commit other crimes.
The Basic Prevention Policy
Never leave your keys in the car.
Always lock your car.
Never leave your car running while you go into a store or business.
Copy your tag number and vehicle identification number (VIN) on a card and keep them with your driver's license. Keep the registration with you, not in the car.
Keep the keys to your home and car separate.
Avoid parking in isolated areas with little foot or auto traffic.
If you think someone is following you, drive to the nearest police or fire station, open service station, or other open business to get help.
Don't pick up hitchhikers.
Do not leave valuables in plain view. Place the items in the trunk out of view.
If possible replace T-shaped door locks with straight locks.