SPOKANE, Wash. – Every year in Washington, thieves steal between 25,000 and 30,000 cars. It is a huge problem that keeps police busy, leads to higher insurance rates and leaves the victims without a car. If you live in Spokane the chances of having your car stolen are higher than in most other cities. According to The National Insurance Crime Bureau, in 2016 Spokane had the 11th highest per-capita car theft rate in the nation. In 2011, Spokane had the fourth highest per-capita car theft rate.