2022 National Theft Prevention Month – July


July is National Vehicle Prevention Month. Motor vehicles are the primary mode of transportation for most of us, and often, an indispensable part of our lives. In 2020 alone, more than three quarters of a million vehicles were stolen in the United States, costing vehicle owners more than $7 billion:

  • 804,400 motor vehicles were stolen in 2020.
  • Only 56% of all stolen motor vehicles were recovered.
  • Of all motor vehicles stolen, 74% were passenger vehicles.

These materials are for use every day of the year. Use these safety tools to educate your community on the dangers of vehicle theft and how to keep themselves safe. Get your campaign materials.


Take action! Here are ways you can help prevent motor vehicle theft.

  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Close and lock all windows and doors when you park.
  • Put away your valuables.
  • Do not leave your keys in your vehicle.
  • Do not leave the area while your vehicle is running.

For more information on motor vehicle theft prevention, visit NHTSA.gov/theft. For additional resources, visit the FBI’s Motor Vehicle Theft Page.

Visit TSM to get campaign materials.

~from TSM fact sheet

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