Thieves are especially targeting cars at homes or parking lots that were not well lit or monitored. Ideally, storing your car in a garage at home will prevent catalytic converter theft. If you don’t have that ability, your driveway or street front should be well lit. Law enforcement recommends motion detecting cameras, lights and alarms to scare off criminals if they approach your car.
Also, make sure you do not leave your keys in your car. Though catalytic converters are removed from the bottom of a vehicle, thieves will also drive cars to more remote locations before removing the piece. It’s not always just your car itself you need to worry about being stolen.