The National Insurance Crime Bureau has ranked the nation's 366 Metropolitan Statistical Areas for rate of car thefts and Georgia cities didn't fare too well.
The Columbus MSA had the highest rate of car thefts in 2009, being ranked No. 15.
Other Georgia cities ranked in the top 50 were No. 20 Macon, No. 26 Augusta, No. 28 Savannah and No. 45 Atlanta.
Topping the list was Laredo, Tx. Four California cities rounded out the top five. They were Modesto, Bakersfield, Stockton and Fresno.
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The good news is that 2009 marked the nation's sixth consecutive year of declining vehicle thefts in the United States.