State_Farm_20121BATON ROUGE — Auto insurance rates will rise an average of 4.4 percent beginning Dec. 8 for Baton Rouge customers of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.

State Farm is Louisiana’s largest auto insurer, covering about one in three vehicles. The company said it will increase auto premiums for liability, collision and comprehensive coverage. Comprehensive covers losses from theft, storm damage, fire, vandalism and windshield damage.

The Advocate reports State Farm’s auto rates will rise an average of 3.7 percent statewide.

The auto rate increase will generate $40.4 million annually from


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