Skip to comments.Laredo now No. 1 in auto thefts
Posted on 05/18/2010 8:01:28 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
Despite seeing a decrease in stolen vehicles in 2009, Laredo has passed Modesto, Calif. to become the No. 1 auto theft hot spot in the country, according to a report released Monday by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
The report showed that Laredo had 1,792 auto theft cases last year. That means a rate of about 742 vehicles were stolen per 100,000 inhabitants. Modesto, meanwhile, had 3,712 auto theft cases in 2009 with a rate of about 727.
Laredo claimed the No. 6 spot in 2007 and jumped to No. 2 in 2008 while Modesto maintained the highest auto theft rate.
Officials attributed the Gateway Citys rise on the U.S. list to border crimes, such as criminal organizations stealing vehicles to transport drugs, money, people and weapons into and out of Mexico.
But in keeping with a nationwide trend, the number of auto theft cases in Laredo dropped by 168, from 1,960 in 2008 to 1,792 in 2009, the NICB report showed.
Sounds like a job for Reece.
Same thing as in Modesto.
Mexicans and Central Americans.
Secure the border.
Tell that to Mexico. That’s where all these stolen cars are going.
How do you know it isn't Irish and Swedes and Lutherans doing all the stealing? < / sarcasm >
Sounds like a bad scene from a cheech and chung movie....cheech needs money for grass so he decides to steal cars and sell them in mexico passing them off as horses, not horse power
Now! Now!....that’s racist!
That’s Chong to you bub!
Or the Amish.
Oh wait. I used to live among the Amish. Forget that. They’re all about buggies and horses with attitude.
As a youngster (more than 50 years ago) Laredo was one of our favorite places to visit. In recent years it’s hard to accept that it is even part of the USA.
Only here at F.R. can we make the lodical assumptions that it’s drug runners....Ha!...won’t see that on the nightly P.C. news!
I wonder what song Marty Robbins would write about Laredo today...
Well, it will definitely be about WALKING the streets of Laredo, since anything with wheels would be gone!
Unfortunately it would also be about dodging the bullets fired by rival drug gangs.
Gee whiz. I WONDER why that is??
As I walked out on the streets of Laredo.
As I walked out on Laredo one day,
I spied a black Escalade with dark tinted windows
And twenty inch wheels that flashed like the sun
In 1991, my late wife and I were driving to a two-year posting at the U S Embassy in Mexico City. Neither of us had ever been to Mexico before. As we crossed the border into Nuevo Laredo, we looked at each other and almost simultaneously said “looks like we may regret this.” We’d spent a lot lot of time together in the third world, and Nuevo Laredo looked familiar. But, to be fair, the country improved as we got further away from the border towns.
I want a cut of the royalty when you record that...
Beat me too it!
Just bought the complete Larado series on dvd and enjoying the hell out of it.
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