Crime in the US has been dropping.  According to the FBI, there were 1,646,037 violent crimes committed in the US in 1989.  In 2008, there were only 1,382,012 violent crimes committed.  Granted, that’s still a bad statistic for those almost 1.4 million people, but good news in general.

Despite that, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute, noticed that there has been an uptick in claims for stolen pick up trucks since 2006.

And, that made me wonder.  Could it have been a sign of the bad economy to come?  Could “stolen” pick up trucks have been planned to be stolen because their owners could no longer make the payments?  The FBI table doesn’t bare out the idea that more vehicles are being stolen from 2005 to 2006, but I was just wondering.