The Michigan Automobile Theft Protection Authority (ATPA) recently announced that auto thefts in Michigan have decreased almost seven percent  from 2010 to 2011. According to a news release from the Michigan State Police, since the inception of the ATPA in 1986, auto thefts in Michigan have decreased by over 65 percent.

Dan Vartanian, Executive Director of the ATPA, said "our success in the battle against auto theft is the direct result of the dedication and efforts of the 110 men and women who are funded by grants awarded by the ATPA to Michigan law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorney's offices and nonprofit community organizations. Thanks should also be directed to our partners is the fight against auto theft: Crime Stoppers, HEAT (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) and the many insurance industry investigators throughout the state."

Additional auto theft statistics from 2011 (in order):

Michigan's Most Stolen vehicles include:

  • 2000 Dodge Caravan
  • 2004 Chevrolet Impala
  • 1997 Chevrolet Pickup
  • 1997 For Taurus
  • 2002 Dodge Intrepid
  • 2005 Ford Pickup
  • 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix
  • 2011 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2002 Dodge Stratus
  • 2003 Dodge Pickup

Thieves Favorite Choices:

Color

  • Black
  • White
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Silver

Month

  • July
  • August
  • June
  • May
  • October

Day of Week

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Friday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday