Crime may be on the rise, but with new technology you can be one step ahead of criminals well-seasoned in grand theft auto. It takes time for the FBI to compile all the data from the various counties and states across the United States. 2013 is currently being put to good use in calculating the final numbers for the year 2012. America is the country leading the world in auto theft. That is no surprise as we have more automobiles per capita than any other nation.