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Springfield, Joplin on list of cities with high car thefts

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Nonprofit antifraud organization National Insurance Crime Bureau posted a list of 2018 vehicle theft rates.

It shows the top 40 U.S. metropolitan areas with vehicle theft rates greater than 400 per 100,000 people.

No. 30 Springfield had a 2018 vehicle theft rate of 450.8 per 100,000 residents. No. 19 Joplin was at 473.4 per 100,000 residents.

No. 1 Albuquerque, New Mexico, had 780.2 vehicle thefts per 100,000 residents last year.

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