USAA Remarks That Texas Is Number 1 For Vehicle Thefts

SAN ANTONIO – Everything is bigger in Texas, including the number of vehicle theft claims, according to USAA.

The San Antonio-based insurance company said that in 2022, USAA members in Texas reported the most vehicle thefts out of any other state.

According to a news release, there was an 8% increase in vehicle thefts from 2021 to 2022. Last year, USAA members reported more than 20,000 vehicles stolen.

Here is USAA’s list of states with the most vehicle claims last year:

  1. Texas
  2. California
  3. Colorado
  4. Washington
  5. Florida
  6. Georgia
  7. Virginia
  8. Oregon
  9. North Carolina
  10. Maryland

    USAA suggests that drivers never leave their keys inside their vehicles, lock their vehicles, park in well-lit areas, keep valuables out of sight and install an anti-theft or tracking system.

    Here are the car theft rate and cars stolen by state:

    State Rate of Theft Total Cars Stolen

    Colorado 524.3 30,452

    Washington D.C. 476.8 3,399

    New Mexico 427.6 9,006

    California 427.6 168,323

    Missouri 393.2 24,189

    Oregon 391 16,585

    Hawaii 379.8 5,344

    Oklahoma 378 15,047

    Washington 356.1 27,399

    Nevada 336.4 10,556

    Utah 316.6 10,288

    Tennessee 306.4 21,098

    Texas 287 84,276

    South Carolina 282.1 14,718

    North Dakota 271 2,074

    Some people however say “These statistics just represent USAA customers. USAA is a San Antonio, TX insurance company has most of the customers in Texas and so there will be more car theft in Texas since it may have almost 50 percent of its customers in Texas. This is like saying HEB has almost 90 percent sales in Texas and has the most sales increase in Texas.”