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Texas Leads U.S. in Pickup Theft as Crooks Target Border

Texas has the most pickup truck thefts of any U.S. state, as criminals target towns where the vehicles can most easily be taken over the Mexican border.

Texas endured 2,130 thefts in the 48 months ended Dec. 31, according to a review from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, which analyzed vehicles only in the 2011 to 2013 model years. That compares with 1,676 in California, the most populous of the 50 U.S. states, the NICB said in a statement today on its website.