Your car = less likely to be stolen in Benton County

BENTON COUNTY - Action News learned you're chances of becoming a car theft victim are way down in Benton County. Since last year, the number of stolen cars has plunged by 37-percent. There have been 24 fewer cases this year.

Deputies say more car thieves have been arrested this year--- leading to a drop in overall cases. Officials tell us the prevention is simple.

"I cannot emphasize this enough - but lock your cars. Lock your vehicles. Other issues would be - make sure you don't have the keys in the vehicle," saud Benton County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Lusignan.

The good news doesn't end there. Pasco police tell us they've also seen a huge drop in stolen car cases.