Photo courtesy Greg Scales
Photo courtesy Greg Scales

While your commute to work may play a major role in where you choose to live, the safety of your vehicle should also be of concern. U.S. News and World Report staffer Devon Thorsby takes a look at the site's list of the 10 metro areas with the highest rates of car theft.

While Albuquerque, New Mexico is number one on the list, California appears six times. Modesto, California holds the dubious distinction of being number two:

The sixth and final California metro area on the list, Modesto has the second-highest rate of auto theft out of the 100 largest metro areas in the country, with 649.7 thefts per 100,000 people. With a population of roughly three-quarters of a million people, the Modesto area has one of the highest violent and property crime rates in the country.

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