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Where is a Vehicle Most Likely to be Stolen? Depends on Where You Live

It's less likely to be nabbed in a large downtown than you think.

by Michael Strong on Nov.06, 2018

The Honda Civic is the most stolen vehicle in America, but where you live is a big determiner of how likely it is to be stolen.

After a 7% spike in auto thefts in 2016, the number remained flat in 2017 when 773,139 cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers of all types were stolen.

There are a variety of reasons why a vehicle may get stolen: the ease with which it can be gotten, popularity of the vehicle, and more.

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Everyday drivers like the Honda Accord, Honda Civic, and Chevrolet and Ford pickup trucks are by far the most stolen vehicles in America. This is especially true of older models without modern security features. (more…)

Honda Accord, Civic Top Most Stolen List for 2015

Ford and Chevy full-size trucks take third, fourth spots.

by Michael Strong on Aug.01, 2016

The 1996 Honda Accord was the single most frequently stolen vehicle in America in 2015.

For more than a decade, the Honda Accord was the best-selling car in America and its compact sibling, the Civic, wasn’t too far behind. The pair are still popular as they are once again the most stolen vehicles in the U.S.

The 1996 Honda Accord and 1998 Honda Civic topped the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s 2015 Hot Wheels list of most stolen vehicles. Not surprisingly, the top five on the list is rounded out by other very popular selling vehicles: 2006 Ford full size pickup, 2004 Chevrolet full-size pickup and the 2014 Toyota Camry.

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The high volume of sales is directly tied to holding the top spots: thieves steal vehicle for parts, which are used to keep many of those vehicles on the road, according to the NICB. They also feature no or easily defeat anti-theft technologies. (more…)