The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that car theft is on the rise here in the United States.

According to new national crime figures, the number of car thefts increased last year. The number of stolen cars rose 1 percent in the first half of 2015. But, there has been a drop in overall property crimes.

The FBI used information from local and regional crime statistics that are submitted by thousands of law-enforcement agencies across the nation. Burglary was down nearly 10 percent and larceny theft dropped by more than 3 percent.