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The 7 Most Stolen Vehicles in the US

The 7 Most Stolen Vehicles in the US
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By    |   Tuesday, 19 November 2019 10:38 AM

If your car gets stolen, it’s tedious, stressful and costly.

Thousands of Americans suffer each year at the hands of thieves. Last year saw 748,841 vehicles stolen, according to the Insurance Information Institute, and with the average dollar loss per theft being $8,407, it is an expensive issue sweeping the nation.

Each year the National Insurance Crime Bureau issues a report of the most commonly stolen vehicles in the U.S. and the latest rankings have just been released. The top three vehicles most prone to theft are all older models. The Honda Civic, Honda Accord and Ford Pickup make up the top three most stolen vehicles. 

When it comes to vehicle theft, there seems to be a notable trend that targets specific makes and models.

A previous report found that older Honda and Toyota models tend to be more prone to theft. There are various reasons for this. A report published on Rutgers University Libraries noted that a lack of electronic immobilizers in these vehicles made them prime targets for robbers. Furthermore, research shows there are many more older cars around to steal than there are newer ones.

Here are the 7 most stolen vehicles in the U.S.

7. Toyota Corolla

12,388 vehicles stolen in 2018

Most stolen model year: 2017

6.  Nissan Altima

13,284 vehicles stolen in 2018

Most stolen model year: 2017

5. Toyota Camry

16,906 vehicles stolen in 2018

Most stolen model year: 2017

4. Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)

31,566 vehicles stolen in 2018

Most stolen model year: 2004

3. Ford Pickup (Full Size)

36,355 vehicles stolen in 2018

Most stolen model year: 2006

2. Honda Accord

36,815 vehicles stolen in 2018

Most stolen model years: 1997

1. Honda Civic

38,426 vehicles stolen in 2018

Most stolen model year: 2000

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