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July 22, 2014

Auto thefts are down 32 percent this year, to 682 from May to May, with total motor vehicle thefts down to 763 from May 2013 to May 2014.

In addition to thefts of autos, there have been 32 stolen trucks and buses and 49 other vehicles stolen.

Summer is the most active time for auto thefts so things could change for 2014. However, overall crime has dropped 37.5 percent so far this year.

The typical auto thief is white and male, between the ages of 25 and 29. Unlike many other crimes, however, a substantial amount of auto theft is conducted by women. In the past, statistics show that between 20 percent and 23 percent of those arrested for auto theft are females.

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