Lock It or Lose It!

10 Seconds is All it Takes

Lock It or Lose It!: 

  • In 2017, there were 4,548 vehicle break-ins reported to Raleigh Police.
  • 80% of these vehicles had no visible damage to the vehicle, indicating they were most likely unlocked.
  • In 2017, there were 268 firearms stolen from vehicles during the crime of Larceny from Motor Vehicle.
  • Ninety-two vehicles were stolen by suspects when they located a key inside the vehicle.
  • The majority of vehicles had a bag, purse or other item of perceived value visible from the outside.
  • 51% of the targeted vehicles were located at single family homes or apartment complexes.

Citizens are encouraged to lock their vehicles and remove valuables, especially firearms, or risk losing them to theft.

Lead Department:
Police