Vehicle thefts decline
An insurance industry group says vehicle thefts are down in central Ohio. The Ohio Insurance Institute says 42-hundred vehicles were stolen in the Columbus area last year, down by more than 200 from 2010. Most were reported in the city of Columbus. The city ranks 104th on the group's list of 360 metropolitan areas for rates of theft, up from 99th a year ago. Statewide, Columbus ranks third for vehicle thefts, behind Cleveland and Toledo. The group says one reason for the decline may be new technology, which makes vehicles more difficult to steal.