FBI: 24,700 portable navigation systems stolen in 2008

The affordable prices on portable navigation systems have allowed most of the nation to fit one on their windshield. It seems like navigation systems have become a very popular gadget amongst drivers, but according to the FBI, they’ve also become popular amongst thieves.

The FBI found that 24,700 portable navigation systems were stolen in 2008 compared to 3,700 in 2006. That’s an outstanding 700 percent increase in just two years.

So as a tip – taking off the navigation along with the windshield mount and stuffing it in your glove box can save you a lot of hassle, time and money. Check out GPSMagazine.com’s list of tips to help keep your navigation safe.

Source: Ecommerce Journal (via Straightline)