Auto theft is a crime of opportunity and can largely be prevented. Each year in the Austin area, hundreds of cars are stolen as a result of being left unlocked and/or with the keys left in the vehicle. Please, always lock your car, hide your valuables and take your keys!

The Auto Theft Interdiction Project provides a Neighborhood Liaison for crime prevention initiatives. ATIP's community and media outreach programs increase public awareness about vehicle crimes. The Neighborhood Liaison sets up exhibition booths and presents at schools and community events. For more information on public awareness programs, please call (512) 974-5265.


Below is some information on how you can avoid becoming a victim of auto theft and keep your community  safe.



For more vehicle crime information, please visit the Chief's Monthly Report and APD's Crime Information page.

To view the latest vehicle crime information with crime mapping tools, please visit the GIS Crime Viewer and RAIDS Online.


Community involvement is essential to reduce crime. Please share these crime prevention tips.

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