The Texas Department of Public Safety says pickup trucks are some of the most stolen vehicles in the state.Figures from 2012 show the following are the Top Ten as far as stolen vehicles in the state of Texas:

1. Ford Pickup

2.Chevrolet Pickup

3 Dodge Pickup

4. Honda Civic

5.Chrevrolet Tahoe

6. Honda Accord

7. GMC Pickup

8. Chevrolet Impala

9. Toyota Camry

10. Ford Taurus

The DPS says vehicle thefts cost Texans more than any single crime-over $621 million dollars in 2011. Ways to avoid vehicle theft and break-ins include, hiding contents that may be desirable to a thief, locking vehicle doors and taking the keys with you.

photo by john williams