AUTO THEFTS ROSE SLIGHTLY IN FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 1990;PRELIMINARY FIGURES HOW AUTO THEFTS DROPPED IN MANY SMALL JURISDICTIONS BUT ROSE DRAMATICALLY IN OTHERS

LOCALITY.......1986......1987......1988.....1989...JANUARY....JANUARY

..............THEFTS....THEFTS....THEFTS...THEFTS.....TO.........TO

...................................................JUNE 1989..JUNE 1990

District of

Columbia.......6,105.....6,297.....8,633....8,287....3,134....3,473

Northern Virginia

Alexandria.......813.....1,173.....1,102....1,105......479......421

Arlington

County...........903.....1,114.....1,086....1,148......525......432

Fairfax City......92.......132.......153......104.......59.......41

Fairfax

County.........1,739.....2,157.....2,519....2,346....1,155....1,044

Falls Church......31........65........45.......53.......17.......15

Fauquier

County............33........39........46.......53.......29.......22

Loudoun

County............76.......102.......116......157.......79.......71

Manassas..........38........79........82.......96.......47.......33

Manassas

Park..............11.........8........20.......12.......14.......10

Prince William

County...........275.......505.......601......519......256......247

Stafford

County............81........69........76......105.......58.......52

Suburban Maryland

Anne Arundel

County.........1,136.....1,316.....1,426....1,446......756....1,071

Calvert County....66........43........37.......46.......45.......47

Charles County...171.......282.......389......418......207......208

Frederick Count...12.......112.......197......143.......85......125

Howard County....598.......752.......738......901......413......456

Montgomery

County.........2,208.....2,545.....3,163....2,929....1,325......1,511

Prince Geroge's

County.........6,570.....7,027.....8,822....9,168....4,785......4,720

St. Mary's

County...........69........71........115.......74.......70.........69

AREA TOTAL.........21,027....23,888.....29,366...29,110...13,538.....14,045

SOURCE: Area police departments.