Bakersfield Battles Sky-High Rates of Car Theft

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The National Insurance Crime Bureau says more than 800,000 vehicles were stolen in the U.S. last year alone. California Highway Patrol says Bakersfield has some of the highest rates of car theft in the nation, surpassing every other city in the county in 2019. Police say those numbers are only going up this year. Bakersfield resident Nichole Hobson watched a thief drive away with her boyfriend’s pickup truck on Mar. 7 just after 6 am. She says it happened faster than an oil change.


Read the full article. March 25, 2021, Moses Small,