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Tuesday, 15 January 2013 00:00

UPDATED : The Most Stolen Cars In The U.S.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released its annual report of the most stolen cars and trucks in the U.S. Is your car one of them? Thieves are on the prowl for vehicles that are top sellers, have marketable parts, and blend in into the crowd.

The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2012.

  1. 1994 Honda Accord - According to the latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the 1994 Accord once again tops the list, making this the car’s fourth consecutive appearance as the car thieves most love to steal.The ’94 Accord’s lack of security features and its popularity as the main reasons why the car is so frequently stolen. In 1997, Honda began equipping its vehicles with immobilizer systems, preventing them from running unless the driver had the key.
  2. 1998 Honda Civic - Number two on the list is also a Honda, the 1998 Honda Civic.
  3. 2006 Ford Pickup (Full Size) -  A surprise entry in the top three is the 2006 Ford F-150 pickup, the first time a truck ranked so high on the most-stolen list since the NICB began tracking thefts in 2000.
  4. 1991 Toyota Camry - Another traditionally best-selling family sedan.
  5. 2000 Dodge Caravan
  6. 1994 Acura Integra
  7. 1999 Chevrolet Full-Size Pickup
  8. 2004 Dodge Full-Size Pickup
  9. 2002 Ford Explorer
  10. 1994 Nissan Sentra

As for the increase in thefts of later-model vehicles, the NICB says that’s the result of thieves being able to illegally obtain replacement key codes for specific vehicles.

Overall, the trend is toward decreasing auto thefts. According to FBI crime statistics, thefts haven’t been this low since 1967.
Published in AVCAM Blog