The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its list of the top 10 most stolen vehicles in 2011. Known as “Hot Wheels,” the NICB’s report reviews all stolen vehicle complaints filed with law enforcement agencies across the country, whether covered by insurance or not. The National Crime Information Center also compiled all vehicle data which was submitted by police.
Out of the top 10 vehicles that were taken without permission in 2011, five spots were occupied by the big three (Ford, GM, and Chrysler), with the 2006 Ford F-150 ranking third, followed by the 1999 Chevy full-size pickup in seventh place, and the 2004 Dodge full-size pickup coming in right behind in eighth position. The 2000 Dodge Caravan (fifth) and the 2002 Ford Explorer (ninth) also cracked the top 10 most-stolen vehicles in 2011 giving the domestics five vehicles for the list. Honda, Toyota, Acura, and Nissan vehicles fill in the other five positions including the top spot. The most stolen vehicle in 2011? The 1994 Honda Accord. Check out the list in its entirety below.
- 1994 Honda Accord
- 1998 Honda Civic
- 2006 Ford Pickup (Full Size)
- 1991 Toyota Camry
- 2000 Dodge Caravan
- 1994 Acura Integra
- 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
- 2004 Dodge Pickup (Full Size)
- 2002 Ford Explorer
- 1994 Nissan Sentra
As the numbers continue to trickle in, the NICB predicts the 2011 calendar year will see another decrease in national vehicle thefts. The Federal Bureau of Investigations predicts vehicle theft could be down as much as 3.3 percent from the 737,142 stolen vehicles reported in 2010. This would represent the lowest level of car thefts since 1967. The NICB says in order to continue cutting down on vehicle thefts, drivers should equip their vehicle with an alarm, immobilizing device, a tracking device, and just use common sense. The best theft deterrent is to lock your vehicle and take the keys with you. Be sure to check out the video below which features some helpful tips to keep your vehicle in your possession at all times.
Source: NICB, YouTube