Jonathan Geissler July 17, 2017 No Comments

As drivers, we face all sorts of risks and exposures: animals, road conditions, reckless drivers, distracted drivers, and even sheer bad luck.

While some risks are easier to counteract than others, the very model car we own is itself a risk!

A new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) identified the 10 most stolen vehicles in America. The report examined vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determined the vehicle make, model, and model year most reported stolen in 2016.

Surprisingly, older models are more popular among thieves and tend to be at greater risk. With that, here is the list of the 10 most stolen vehicles in America:

 

2000 Jeep Cherokee

The 2000 Jeep Cherokee was one of the top 10 most stolen vehicles in 2016

10. Jeep Cherokee / Grand Cherokee

Model year: 2000

Model year thefts: 898

Total model thefts: 9,245

 

9.  Chevrolet Impala

Model year: 2008

Model year thefts: 1,013

Total model thefts: 9,749

 

8. Toyota Corolla

Model year: 2015

Model year thefts: 1,070

Total model thefts: 11,989

 

7. Dodge Pick-Up (full-size; the report did not specify the pick-up models)

Model year: 2001

Model year thefts: 1,288

Total model thefts: 12,128

 

2016 Nissan Altima

The 2016 Nissan Altima is one of the more popular new models targeted by thieves

6. Nissan Altima

Model year: 2015

Model year thefts: 1,673

Total model thefts: 12,221

 

5. Toyota Camry

Model year: 2016

Model year thefts: 1,113

Total model thefts: 16,732

 

4. Chevrolet Pick-Up (full size)

Model year: 2004

Model year thefts: 2,107

Total model thefts: 31,238

 

3. Ford Pick-Up (full size)

Model year: 2006

Model year thefts: 2,986

Total model thefts: 32,721

 

2. Honda Civic

Model year: 1998

Model year thefts: 7,578

1997 Honda Accord

The Honda Accord tops the charts as the most stolen vehicle in America

Total model thefts: 49,547

 

1. Honda Accord

Model year: 1997

Model year thefts: 7,527

Total model thefts: 50,427

 

 

 

 

According to the report, thousands of vehicles are stolen each year because owners leave their keys or fobs in the unlocked car or truck.

Let this be a reminder to do your part to protect your vehicle!

 

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