Property/casualty insurers may find solace in the fact that vehicle thefts in the United States are at their lowest point since 1967, chiefly due to anti-theft technology, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Overall crime statistics for 2010 published in May by the FBI revealed that the number of vehicles stolen in 2010 was down 7.2% from the 794,616 stolen in 2009. In spite of a difficult economy, the figure has been on the decline for seven consecutive years, NICB notes.

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