Loyola University Maryland

Public Safety

Watch Your Car

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We conduct the Watch Your Car Program which is a national anti-theft program funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. It is a voluntary vehicle registration program designed to deter auto theft and assist in the apprehension of auto thieves. Registration forms and decals are acquired by attending scheduled registrations. Every 20 seconds a vehicle is stolen in the United States. Auto theft is a big business! If auto theft were legalized and incorporated, it would rank 56th among the Fortune 500 companies.

  • Your vehicle is one of the largest investments you make. 
  • New vehicles are not the only targets for car thieves. Older model vehicles are also very desirable. 
  • Thieves look for vehicles that can be resold quickly or stripped for parts. 
  • A vehicle's parts are worth two to three times the value of the vehicle. 
  • No vehicle or anti-theft device is 100% theft-proof, and discouraging thieves is not an easy task. 
  • The more difficult your car is to steal, the more time a thief has to spend stealing your car, and the greater the chance of detection. 
  • By making your car a tougher target, the thief will probably move on to a vehicle that is easier to steal.

For more information on how to protect your vehicle, email tfox@loyola.edu