Unemployment and car crimes

Regarding the article "Car Theft and Insurance Frauds Flourish as Public Tolerates a 'Victimless' Crime," Dec. 27: The rising level of automobile theft and rebuild rings is a function of the displacement of workers in the automobile and automobile-parts industries. That this unemployment is resulting in crimes like these is no accident.

Ultimately, insurance premiums will rise, and consumers will pay for the demise of the American automobile industry. Karen Terzic, Lombard, Ill.

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