Authorities in Wisconsin's largest city issued a theft warning to anyone driving these cars. They're even lashing out at the makers of these specific vehicles.

Vehicle theft in Milwaukee has become a gigantic problem

The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is averaging about 30 vehicle thefts a day.

30 Cars Stolen Every Day!

That's insane. Even more so, is what seventy percent of the stolen vehicles have in common.

70% of cars stolen in Milwaukee are Hyundais and Kias

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Photo by The Punisher on Unsplash

Officials in Milwaukee are blaming the makers of Hyundai and Kia because of their less-than-spectacular record of not building cars with adequate anti-theft devices.

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The big uptick in vehicle theft is really putting a strain on local law enforcement, so the city os even considering suing both automakers.

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Hyundai and Kia dealerships around Milwaukee are even offering owners of their vehicles free steering wheel locks. Take that as a hint to go get yourself one before you take your next trip to Milwaukee.

According to, Milwaukee is likely to surpass 10,000 vehicle thefts in 2021. Over two-thirds of that number are just Hyundais and Kias.

The other very disturbing fact is that more than half of the vehicle thefts are being committed by suspects aged 16 and under. The story from WISN also shared another peculiar facts about all these thefts. Milwaukee is basically the ONLY city where Hyundais and Kias are being stolen so often. Apparently in Denver, four of the top five models stolen are either Kias or Hyundais.

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My mom once told me that "people will steal anything that's not nailed down." Times certainly have changed since then. The thieves now have nail removers.

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