The latest car crime on the U.S. roads could mean a jail sentence for the driver, if the victim was hit with a felony charge, or could even lead to a conviction.
The most recent car crimes include: Thefts Theft from vehicles Unintended damage to vehicles, including vandalism and other criminal damage Injury to vehicles by drivers, including drivers hitting the brakes and hitting pedestrians with vehicles and other objects or hitting people with the vehicle, or by drivers failing to maintain the speed limit or failing to stop when a pedestrian is on the roadwayA stolen vehicle can be recovered by the owner if the vehicle is stolen and a warrant is issued for its arrest.
Other crimes, like vehicle break-ins and auto thefts, can result in more serious charges, including murder and other felony charges.
A stolen car is worth less than $100,000.
If the owner is found to be at fault, they could face jail time.
TheftsFrom vehicles to motorcycles to golf carts and more, some stolen cars are worth more than $1 million.
Most stolen cars on the market have broken locks, have been dented or missing wheels.
They can also be loaded with explosives.
Injury from a car crashThe most common injuries from car crashes can include broken bones, broken necks and broken arms and legs.
Injuries may also be caused by the driver’s body temperature, heat from the sun or cold weather, or a combination of the two.
More common injuries are burns, cuts, sprains and fractures.
The number of vehicle-related deaths has jumped in recent years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Some states have reported a surge in car-related accidents.
For instance, a California Highway Patrol trooper said that since September 2014, at least 17,924 vehicles have been reported stolen.
That figure is nearly double the number of the same period in 2013.
And more than 2,000 people have died in car crashes since September 2008.
Robbery In a 2013 study, a study found that about one in five motorcyclists had been robbed.
About 10 percent had been shot.
And in a 2014 study, police in Texas reported that an estimated 3,100 people had been killed by motorcyclist-related crimes.