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      Auto theft in Michigan is down, says state police organization

      The most frequently stolen vehicle in Michigan is the 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup

      The Michigan Automobile Theft Prevention Authority recently announced that auto thefts in Michigan were down 9.35 percent from 2009 to 2010. They tout their success in the battle against auto theft as being a collaboration between law enforcement and community groups. The most stolen vehicle? The 2000 Dodge Ram pickup. Here is the list.

      1. 2000 Dodge Ram Pickup 2. 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup 3. 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup 4. 1998 Ford Pickup 5. 1997 Dodge Ram Pickup 6. 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup 7. 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 8. 1996 Chevrolet Piclup 9. 1999 Ford Pickup 10. 1997 Chevrolet Pickup

      The most common day for stealing vehicles was a Tuesday, and the month that saw the most thefts, November. That was followed by December and October.

      The ATPA was created in 1986 to help combat auto theft in Michigan. It's leaders are government appointed but most of the staff are officers with the Michigan State Police. Their sole purpose is to combat auto theft.