Car thefts are up, according to a recent study, but there are simple ways you can protect yourself.
The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports have shown an annual increase in motor vehicle thefts of about 5 percent in recent years. The average stolen car is worth about $6,500; about 62 percent of the $8.2 billion worth of motor vehicles stolen per year is recovered.
Here are some ways you can protect your car:
•Lock your car and take your keys. Never hide a second set of keys i...