Too many stolen cars

Recently I have been paying closer attention to the Police Blotter section of The Sun. Each day leads off with a tally of grand theft [auto], and I have found that a surprising number of autos are stollen in our city. The weekly average seems to be in the mid-teens, but during the week starting Monday, June 8, and ending Sunday, June 14, 25 cars were stolen. 

At that rate 1,300 vehicles would be stolen annually. I’m sure our police department has the actual figures and they are likely lower than 1,300, but still a lot. I read recently that a confounding number of people do not lock their cars, and in many cases leave their car keys inside, fully exposed. 

Those who do that should be paying much higher auto insurance premiums than those of us who lock up. 


— Hugh Cavanaugh