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Is your car safe? Map shows where it’s most likely to be broken into in Utah

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Mar 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-19 16:25:37-04

SALT LAKE CITY — When you’re tired in the morning and barely functioning, the last thing that you want to find when you go to your car is that it isn’t there at all. In fact, having your car stolen is probably up there with the things in your life you absolutely don’t want to go missing.

Though many people are vigilant when it comes to locking their cars, it’s hard to predict where and when a theft will happen.

Luckily, the data experts at FindTheHome crunched the numbers to give you a better idea of the Utah counties in which a car theft is most likely to occur.

Based on the FBI’s 2013 Uniform Crime Report, FindTheHome calculated vehicle theft rate by dividing the number of car thefts by the population in each county.

Daggett County reported no car thefts in 2013, making it one of the safest counties to park your car in Utah.
Emery County is where people are most at risk, with 146.9 thefts per 100K residents.