Las Vegas Metro Police Department Provides Vehicle Theft Prevention Tips

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Vehicle thefts in Las Vegas continue to rise. Because of this, the LVMPD is offering tips for the public to avoid becoming a victim.

This year, the department has seen a 26% increase in stolen vehicle cases compared to 2020.

The Convention Center and Spring Valley area commands have seen the biggest increase.

Thieves are targeting older-model Chevrolet Silverados and Tahoes, Ford F-Series trucks, and Honda Civics and Accords.

The LVMPD would like to remind the public that vehicle theft is a crime of opportunity. Citizens can take simple steps to help prevent their vehicle from being stolen. For example, Lock your vehicle; Take your keys; and Hide any valuables in your vehicle. Other precautions vehicle owners can take include:

• Not leaving your vehicle running unattended in public

• Installing an audible alarm, a steering column collar, or a steering wheel lock

• Using immobilization devices like a kill switch

Also, consider installing a GPS tracking device on your vehicle to assist in quickly locating it should it get stolen. If it is stolen, please make a police report and have the following information:

• License plate number and/or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

• Make, model, and color of your vehicle

• Report the theft to your insurance company.

If you locate your vehicle, please contact the police prior to driving it so it can be officially recovered and taken out of the stolen vehicle database. For more information on how to protect yourself, please click on the following link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/vehicle-theftprevention.

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