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DMV reports decrease in Texas auto crime


San Antonio – The Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA), part of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), reports that auto theft in Texas has decreased 61 percent since 1991.
There were 163,837 vehicles stolen in Texas in 1991, when ABTPA was formed, and the latest figures from 2011 show that auto theft has dropped to 63,379 stolen vehicles, according to the Texas Uniform Crime Reports.
While this is a significant decrease, Texans should not be complacent, explained Charles Caldwell, director of ABTPA. Auto crime accounts for millions of dollars in economic losses and is a bridge to other serious crimes.

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