Stealing a car
6. Know where you stand: Unlike people, all cars aren't created equal. Sadly, if you drive a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, you're more of a target than someone driving a Ford Focus or Chevy Cruze or -- heaven forbid -- a Pontiac Aztek. (Truck owners? Don't get cocky, because the Ford F-Series is ripe for the picking, too.) Have a look at some of the most recent auto theft stats to find out whether you ought to be a tad more cautious.
Worrying about auto theft shouldn't keep you up at night. True, you can't stop every crime, but with a few sensible precautions, you and your car can become much less attractive targets.
Just think of criminals the same way you think about your teenager or the neighborhood nudge: give 'em an inch, and they'll take your car.