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      Avoid Becoming a Victim of Auto Theft in Busiest Month

      A new warning is out today for Texas drivers.

      It turns out, auto crime spikes during the month of July. New numbers from the Texas Crime Analysis Report show vehicle thefts occur once every 8 minutes. That was a total of over 65-thousand in 2012 and accounted for 8-percent of total property crimes that year. And if you're a pick-up truck owner, you'll want to be extra careful. Turns out Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge pick-up round out the top 3 stolen cars. While Hondas are the most popular sedans. There are many things you can do to protect yourself from becoming a victim of theft as well as you head out for vacation. Being aware of your surroundings and locking your doors lead the list. But did you know, there are many other things to take into account? Sergeant Dave Osborne with the Harlingen Police Department explains in this interview.