There was less reported violent crime across the U.S. last year after a dramatic spike in 2020. But there were more car thefts and hate crimes reported.
Some insurance companies have stopped issuing new policies for models that are subject to a high rate of thefts, but consumers are still able to buy the cars.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, automakers began adopting an anti-theft technology that dramatically reduced car thefts. But why did it take so long?