Washington once again ranks in the top 3 of all states when it comes to catalytic converter theft. According to BeenVerified.com, Washington averaged 148 catalytic converter thefts per 100,000 registered vehicles. However, if you own one of these popular car brands to be targeted, such as a Honda, Toyota, or Lexus, you have a much higher risk of catalytic converter theft.
Also, be sure to check out:
Why Do People Steal Catalytic Converters From Cars?
Which cars and trucks are most likely to have their catalytic converter stolen
Catalytic Converter Etching: A How-To Guide
Which cars are least likely to have catalytic converters stolen?
Does Insurance Cover Catalytic Converter Theft?
How to prevent catalytic converter theft on a Toyota Prius (and other cars)
- Recent news stories about catalytic converter theft in Washington
- Frequently Asked Questions
Recent news stories about catalytic converter theft in Washington
Catalytic converter theft can happen anywhere, however, here are just a few examples of catalytic converter theft in Washington’s major cities:
Seattle resident shot at after confronting attempted catalytic converter thieves in SoDo neighborhood – King5 News
Six stolen every day in Seattle: Everything you wanted to know about the astronomical spike in catalytic converter thefts – Kiro7 News
Catalytic converter thefts hit Seattle-area music venue – Seattle PI
Man Fatally Shot Over Catalytic Converter Theft Identified – US News
Catalytic Converter Thefts On The Rise – Tacoma Weekly
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the charge for stealing a catalytic converter in Washington?
What is the state of Washington doing to prevent catalytic converter theft?
House Bill 1815 was recently passed and went into effect on March 30, 2022. It requires scrap yards, metal recyclers, and junkyards to require vehicle ownership as part of the sale transaction between the buyer and seller.