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2012-07-24 16.01.14-1theftThe National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released information about where the most SUV and CUV thefts occur in the U.S.

As you might expect it is … California!!!!

This covers the time period from January 2008 to June 2012. Of course California has the largest population and is the center for car culture, so citizens of the state shouldn’t be too alarmed that they rank first.

However, the disturbing part of the data is that the number of thefts is increasing on a yearly basis.

The total number is 3,003 vehicles stolen.

Over 50 percent of those are happening in Southern California.

Protect your rides, people! (Get a Viper system!)

Read more about the car theft trend from Yahoo News here.

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Don’t think your SUV is less of a target because you’ve removed loose valuables from the interior.

Some thieves aren’t looking for your electronics devices or your briefcase or what have you. No, they want your third row seat!

ABC News is reporting that “third seat theft” is on the rise in Texas and California.

That’s right, crooks are taking the seats and selling them for as much as $1,000. That’s a lot of loot especially for something that can be stolen so easily.

Police recommend you engrave your vehicle’s VIN number on the seat structure or using a bike lock to make it more difficult to unhinge. But frankly the latter will not slow them down much.

And they omit the most obvious solution: a superior car alarm!

Watch the video and see how quickly the robbers are able to access the truck through the back. In less than a minute they’ve accomplished their task while drawing no attention to themselves.

In our opinion, the time to thwart a thief is before they gain entry into your ride. Being able to recover the seats is all well and good, but we’d rather not have to go through that hassle.

Considering how much it costs to replace the third row at the dealership, a wise investment in protecting your vehicle is a must.

If you don’t need an armored vehicle but would like one that looks as though it could blunt bullets then look no further than Conquest Vehicle’s Evade, which is based on a Ford F-550 but with one hell of a shell. The interior has a lot to offer also. And it’s only half a mil.

A car we are certain 50 Cent would be caught driving, this massive vehicle is beefed up with stainless steel running boards, hinges and even a steering wheel, and you can ensure no one will be on your tail ever again, in fear that if they hit you, their car will be toast.

Now the outside may be fit for a gangster like 50, but the inside is luxurious enough for a diva like Fergie. With 2-by-2 seating, seats that can be set to face each other, and a partition between the rear of the car and the front cabinet — you can be chauffeured around like a movie star.

If you ever see one of these bad boys cruising on by, we suggest you duck and cover because trouble probably isn’t far!

Check out hot video of the Evade here:

Also check out the full details on this beast of a car from Car and Driver below:

Conquest Vehicles Reveals the Evade, Its New, Gigantic Unarmored SUV