I think the problem is "risky areas". Apparently people are getting their cars broken into in areas that shouldn't be considered risky areas. Sounds like crime is up in those places. I would advocate for a dash cam so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice, but the reality is that the police virtually never give a crap about this stuff. It's a much lower priority for them than say, investigating more serious crimes after they occur or writing speeding and parking tickets. My wife was rear ended by a guy who drove off. She got his license plate number and his place of work. State police "investigate" for three weeks and said "nobody knows this guy, they say he doesn't work there and at his listed residence they say he moved out, sorry" so we are stuck with paying the deductible to fix the car and are just thankful she wasn't injured when he hit her.