Auto thefts last year for Dayton, according to the NICB report, stand at 1,748 compared to 1,614 in 2014. The report showed Columbus thefts for 2015 at 4,230 versus 3,708 in 2014. Rounding out Ohio’s top five cities are Toledo and Springfield.
The NICB reports that Cleveland’s theft rate for 2015 is 257 vehicles stolen per 100,000 in population. Its 2014 theft rate was 280 vehicles stolen per 100,000. Cleveland had 5,300 auto thefts in 2015, compared to 5,777 in 2014. The city ranks 86th in the US, according to the NICB’s national list, dropping from its 2014 ranking of 64th.