Fewer vehicle thefts reported in 2013 | The Augusta Chronicle

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Fewer vehicle thefts reported in 2013 | The Augusta Chronicle

Augusta motorists are reporting fewer vehicle thefts at the midway point in the year, following a statewide trend.

According to Richmond County Sheriff’s Office monthly crime statistics, there were 114 motor vehicle thefts reported in June, pushing the six-month total to 488. In the first half of 2012, there were 532 cases reported.

Despite the decrease in thefts, Investigator Billy Dixon said he stays busy tracking down missing cars. After all, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that a vehicle is stolen every 44 seconds.

“It’s an everyday thing,” he said. “It’s not happening as often in years past, but we’re always working on something.”

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