From January 2005 through July 2015:
- Pittsburgh’s motor vehicle theft rate declined sharply and remained the lowest among comparable mid-sized cities.
- Motor vehicle theft was most prevalent in Pittsburgh’s East End, North Shore and South Side.
- Victims of motor vehicle theft were older than average crime victims and disproportionately African American and male.
- Motor vehicle theft clearance rates were higher than those of comparable cities, but varied depending on the location of the theft and whether the theft was completed.