i live on hudson just up from 39th, and over the last year and a half i've had my car broken into three times. the first time was stupidity on my part - i left the car unlocked in our driveway with the ipod in the glovebox. after that, i decided never to leave anything of value in the car and it was subsequently burglarized twice; once several months ago (they took an ipod charger worth about $10) and another time earlier this week (they took five quarters from the change drawer…).
each time, they're getting in without breaking windows - which i guess is polite? i have an older subaru and i don't think it takes a genius to crack into. it's usually when my car's in our driveway.
our downstairs neighbor, who's lived with us for less than three months, has had his car (a newer subaru, also apparently easy to crack) broken into twice. the first time, his stereo was stolen; this time (last night) there wasn't anything to take so it was just messed up.
friends have commented that they've seen people out looking into cars on our street at night around the midnight or one am hours, though they always thought their presence was scaring the jerks away. apparently it doesn't, and it seems like there's nothing that can be done about this stuff but get a little whiny and feel a little violated.
just a note to keep your eyes open and don't leave stuff you love in your car!