Montana City Makes Top 10 For Worst Places To Park In America
We've all been there.
You're driving around looking for a parking spot so that you can go and do what you need to get done. It's no doubt one of the most frustrating things to experience when you have someplace to be and you either can't find a place, or you find a spot and right before you pull in, someone beats you to it.
Of course, there only thing worse would be finding a parking spot and returning to find that your vehicle was no longer there.
Normally when you think of such shady activity, you think of bigger cities. However, one city in Montana is not only the worst place to park in the state but one of the worst places to park in the nation when it comes to vehicle theft.
So how bad is it? Well, the town we're talking about made the Top 10 in the nation according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
The folks over at The Zerba released some data and when it comes to the cities with the most vehicle theft in the United States, Billings is ranked 8th on the list. According to the data, for every 10,000 people in the Magic City, 564 vehicles are stolen.
While crime has been high in Billings for some time, this does seem a little shocking that the city of less than 130 thousand people is ranked up there with large metropolitan areas like Denver and San Francisco.
The Zebra makes a few suggestions when it comes to parking in questionable areas. First, you shouldn't park in low-traffic areas. Next, avoid poorly lit areas. Finally, don't park anywhere overnight.
Other helpful tips include hiding any valuables from plain site and making sure that the vehicle is locked.
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