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  • Population: 4,732,078
  • Car theft rate per 100k: 569.92
  • Property crime rate per 100k: Not reported by the UCR

This expansive MSA is the most populated on this list. However, of note is that Los Angeles, the one larger metropolitan area in California, saw double the number of vehicle thefts in 2017. However, the NICB ranked Los Angeles number 33, because car theft occurred at a much lower population-adjusted rate.

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