The Most Stolen New and Used Cars in America

According to the most recent “Hot Lists” of both new cars and vehicles from past model years compiled by the National Insurance Crime Board (NCIB), it’s not the flashiest sports cars, but the familiar family car that gets stolen far more frequently.  

Top-selling older cars are stolen far more often than brand new cars.  Such models are typically taken to so-called “chop shops” where they’re quickly dissected into replacement components that are sold on internet sites and/or to unscrupulous auto-parts dealers.  New cars tend to be more often taken and resold intact, usually with doctored paperwork, with higher-end sports cars typically shipped abroad for resale. 

Here’s the list of the 10 most stolen cars from all model years taken during 2013, according to the NICB, with total units cited:

1. Honda Accord, 53,995
2. Honda Civic, 45,001
3. Chevrolet Silverado, 27,809
4. Ford F-150, 26,494
5. Toyota Camry, 14,420
6. Dodge/Ram Pickup, 11,347
7. Dodge Caravan, 10,911
8. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee, 9,272
9. Toyota Corolla, 9,010
10. Nissan Altima, 8,892

And here’s the top 10 list of new vehicles (from the 2013 model year) stolen last year, also based on NICB data:

1. Nissan Altima, 810
2. Ford Fusion, 793
3. Ford F-150, 775
4. Toyota Corolla, 669
5. Chevrolet Impala, 654
6. Hyundai Elantra, 541
7. Dodge Charger, 536
8. Chevrolet Malibu, 529
9. Chevrolet Cruze, 499
10. Ford Focus, 483

What can you do to prevent your car from being stolen? For starters, heed common sense precautions like never leaving the keys in the ignition when the vehicle is unattended, close your windows and sunroof, and always park in a well-lit and well-traveled area.  In addition we always recommend a security system for your vehicle.  Current security systems typically come with features such as starter interrupt, impact sensors, glass break sensors, and back-up battery siren.  

Contact us today to find out the best security features for your vehicle.

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The Most Stolen New and Used Cars in America

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