Car Stereo Theft – A Dying Crime

NPR reports

With all the bad news about property crime and the economy, many people are ready to lock down their possessions and bolt the doors. But here’s one problem you don’t need to worry too much about: car stereo theft. Criminologists and industry experts say the biggest reason stereo theft has declined is that car manufacturers started installing good stereos. In the late 1990s, companies realized that they could charge more for their cars if they installed a high-quality factory sound system. And that, it turns out, made them theftproof.

“There’s no market for factory radios because they normally don’t fit in any other cars,” David Brown, owner of Savvy Mobile Electronics said.

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