The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), an organization that prevents and detects insurance fraud and vehicle theft, has released a report that shows insured tailgate thefts rose from 831 in 2012 to 1,090 in 2013 – an increase of 31 percent.

The report reviews claims data submitted by insurance companies between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2013. The top three states for tailgate thefts during this period were Texas (752), California (334) and Arizona (207). The cities reporting the most thefts were Houston (145), San Antonio (125) and Dallas (91). The top three cities for tailgate thefts were Houston (145), San Antonio (125) and Dallas (91).

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