You can blame the Covid pandemic for but an additional factor: a surge in vehicle thefts.
Auto thefts in the United States jumped 9 p.c final yr from a 12 months before, to 873,000, the highest selection in additional than a decade, according to data from the Nationwide Insurance policies Crime Bureau offered to CNBC.
The pandemic established a “perfect storm” of disorders for car thefts to enhance, mentioned NICB President and CEO David Glawe.
“We have a ton of disenfranchised youth that are unemployed, and outreach packages are shut down or minimal because of to Covid,” he mentioned. “There