About 13 percent of auto commuters in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area carpool to work on a regular basis, according to 3-year estimates from the 2010-2012 American Communities Survey. That's significantly higher than the 2011 national average of 9.7 percent.
The Phoenix area had roughly 2 million commuters on the road during peak rush hour time (which, by the way, lasted about 5 total hours every day), according to data from the Texas Transportation Institute's 2011 report. That adds up to an annual 35 hours of delay and more than $800 worth of congestion cost per commuter.
Car theft in the city
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, there were more than 12,000 vehicle thefts in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area in 2012 alone. Arizona's second-largest city, Tucson, saw about 3,300 thefts in the same year — almost 4 times less than Phoenix.