109 auto thefts in November sets an all-time record for Lincoln, 68% left unlocked

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Lincoln Police Department just reported an all-time high for auto thefts in a month.  109 vehicles were stolen during November.

Police also expect to set a record for the highest number of auto thefts in a year.

They’re projecting 861 vehicles will have been stolen by the time 2022 wraps-up.

We’re told about 68% of these crimes involved unlocked vehicles, 54% still had keys inside, and 20% were running.

Chevy tops the list for the most stolen automobiles this year.  Ford led all thefts in 2021 while Honda was first in 2020.

Diving deeper into the data Lincoln Police say 31% of this year’s crimes happened from 10th to 30th Streets, between South and Vine Streets.

More than 31% of the stolen vehicles were parked on the road, 20% were at apartments, and 19% were at homes.

Just under 26% of these cases have been cleared in 2022, which is the worst clearance rate since 2019.

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