AREA MOTOR VEHICLE THEFTS JUMP 21 PERCENT IN 1986 LIKELIHOOD OF HAVING A VEHICLE STOLEN INCREASES* LOCALITY

1986 THEFTS

1985 THEFTS

CHANGE

POPULATION

CHANCE OF THEFT WASHINGTON AREA**

20,415

16,915

21%

3,563,000

1 in 175 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

6,105

5,025

22%

626,000

1 in 103 MARYLAND SUBURBS

Anne Arundel County

1,136

843

33%

406,000

1 in 357

Charles County

171

142

20%

89,000

1 in 520

Frederick County

12

11

9%

131,500

1 in 10,958

Howard County

598

395

51%

151,200

1 in 252

Montgomery County

2,208

1,900

16%

665,200

1 in 301

Prince George's County

6,570

5,231

26%

681,400

1 in 104 VIRGINIA SUBURBS

Alexandria

813

668

22%

107,800

1 in 132

Arlington County

903

645

40%

158,700

1 in 176

Fairfax City

92

57

61%

19,900

1 in 216

Fairfax County

1,739

1,509

15%

710,500

1 in 409

Loudoun County

76

64

19%

66,800

1 in 879

Manassas

38

27

41%

20,100

1 in 529

Prince William County

275

370

-26%

175,400

1 in 638

Stafford County

81

68

19%

50,100

1 in 619 *Percentage chance based upon estimated 1986 population. **Washington area standard metropolitan statistical area; does not include Anne Arundel, Fauquier and Howard counties. SOURCE: 1986 FBI Uniform Crime Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau.