Every day hundreds of cars continue to be stolen throughout the country: in the dark alleys at midnight or in the bright daylight at busy street corners – whooosh! and they are gone in seconds!
Does it make you worried about your precious auto? Check out the statistics on the cars that are being stolen the most often and discover if yours are likely to be the next victim! Stay vigilant!
There have always been cars that are preferred the most by the car thieves. Like, say, National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that according to the info from LoJack tracking device (it is a Stolen Vehicle Recovery System – system that allows vehicles to be tracked by police in case of theft) it's the Honda Accord who remains at the top of the stolen vehicles' list for the fifth year in a row: imagine the success it must have with the black market sellers then!
Well, we can at least put at ease the owners of luxury vehicles – they can relax and breathe out a sigh of relief as it seems they're not the one in the risque zone now! Their cars didn't even make it to the top ten most often stolen autos! Surprised? Duh!
But it looks like the leading five spots belong to the Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, and the Chevrolet Silverado. Seems that modern car thieves prefer practicality over luxury these days.
Here are the 10 most stolen vehicles (the number in parentheses is the model year most often stolen):
1. Honda Civic (1995)
2. Honda Accord (1991)
3. Toyota Camry (1989)
4. Ford F-150 (1997)
5. Chevrolet C/K 1500 (1994)
6. Acura Integra (1994)
7. Dodge Ram Pickup (2004)
8. Nissan Sentra (1994)
9. Toyota Pickup (1988)
10. Toyota Corolla (2007)
A 1963 Cadillac convertible was the oldest car stolen, while a 2011 Porsche Panamera valued at $103,400 was the most expensive stolen car. Th? owners of any of the above mentioned cars may want to be extra careful, especially if your car is black, as this is the color that seems to be the favorite with the hijackers.
1963 Cadillac convertible
2011 Porsche Panamera