Allstate: Catalytic Converters Up to 1,200% Since 2019

The most recent numbers from Allstate show that conversions among its customers grew 1,155% nationally between 2019 and 2022. You read that right: Over a thousand!

And Allstate is not alone in this epidemic. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, an insurance trade organization, theft worldwide increased by 1,215% between 2019 and 2022.

In several states, Allstate saw replacements grow faster than the national average during this period. In the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Washington increased more than 7,000%. On the East Coast, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York took the top five states and increased between 4,500% and 7,000%.

What are catalytic converters? They control your car’s emissions. It also contains precious metals that attract thieves.

Top 12 States by Catalytic Converter Growth from 2019 to 2022 (Allstate)

  • 1. Oregon +7,200%
  • 2. Washington +7,150%
  • 3 Pennsylvania +6,950%
  • 4. Connecticut +6,400%
  • 5. New York +4,583%
  • 6.Missouri +4,000%
  • 7. Colorado +3,300%
  • 8. Tennessee +3,100%
  • 9. New Jersey +2.767%
  • 10. Nevada +2,700%
  • 11. Texas +2,217%
  • 12. Arizona +2,200%

Craig Edmonds, Allstate’s vice president of Auto Physical Damage Claims: “Disruption of the supply chain has driven up the cost of these parts. And because they’re so easy to steal, stolen parts have grown, creating a multi-million dollar black market. . Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself so you don’t get into trouble.”

Manage Your Insurance

Comprehensive coverage like that offered by Allstate can pay to repair or replace a vehicle that is damaged by vandalism, theft or theft.

“Having the right insurance can be beneficial for your wallet and peace of mind,” says Edmonds. “Without disclosure, you could end up paying thousands of dollars in repairs if your switch is stolen.”

Try to Avoid Theft

You can help make your convertible — and car — less attractive to thieves:

  • Stand in a well-lit area and close to the front door.
  • If there is a garage, park the car inside and close the garage door.
  • Use alarms to warn thieves that the car is safe.
  • See if your local repair shop or the police can help. This may include:
    • Placing a metal plate or screen with a cable directly on the auxiliary switch to prevent theft.
    • Paint the switch a bright color and put your vehicle identification number (VIN) on it.

Allstate is a proud member of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), which has supported state laws to reduce theft, including making it harder to resell stolen vehicles and providing stiffer penalties for thieves.

From information to driving safety with Drivewise®, Allstate offers a variety of affordable, convenient and connected ways to protect drivers and vehicles. Learn more at or follow @Allstate on social media.

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