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Car Thefts During Pandemic in Portland Highest in Nation

(Portland, OR)  --  The COVID-19 pandemic saw a spike in car thefts in Portland, and the increase continues.  A car insurance website ranks Portland first in the nation for car thefts.  Portland police report there were 740 vehicles stolen in July.  The police bureau is able to recover about 90 percent of stolen vehicles, although many of those vehicles have been stripped for parts by the time they're found.

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