The new study conducted by Everytown Research analyzed FBI crime data spanning from 2011 to 2020 across 38 states in the U.S. that collectively cover 49 million people. Analysis revealed Tennessee saw the most vehicle gun thefts throughout that period with the crime being especially high in the Memphis and Chattanooga areas.
So the three highest areas for gun theft from vehicles are Memphis, Chattanooga, and Nashville in that area.
What do these areas have in common besides a high population of 'youths'?
Businesses posting 'No Guns Allowed' on their doors, forcing gun owners who pay attention to that sort of thing to leave their guns unattended in their vehicles.
That seems to be a big city deal because here in Lafayette, the only places I've seen restricting firearms is the post office, schools, justice center, and the police station, but the cop shop here only does that half-assed with their sign saying 'No Concealed Firearms Allowed'.
It's not unusual around here for me to walk into a bank and see a customer standing in line with a gun on their hip, which is a huge contrast to California where I got jacked up by a bank employee for wearing a ball cap and sunglasses into a bank.