Top Ten Most Commonly Stolen Cars in the US
National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) in Des Plaines, Ill has compiled a list of the top ten most stolen vehicles in the United States.
- Honda Accord
- Honda Civic
- Chevrolet Silverado
- Ford F-150
- Toyota Camry
- Dodge/Ram Pickup
- Dodge Caravan
- Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
- Toyota Corolla
- Nissan Altima
NICB also reported a decrease in car theft in the United States since 2013. NICB has stated that, “recent-model cars are more difficult for car thieves to “hot wire” and drive away, thanks to the proliferation of computer-chip-coded keys and built-in engine immobilizers,” which helped with the decrease of auto theft.
“The drop in thefts is good news for all of us, but it still amounts to a vehicle being stolen every 45 seconds and losses of over $4 billion a year. That’s why we applaud the vehicle manufacturers for their efforts to improve anti–theft technology and pledge to continue to work with our insurance company members and law enforcement to identify and seek vigorous prosecution of the organized criminal rings responsible for so many of these thefts,” says NICB president and CEO Joe Wehrle.
Tips to Avoid Car Theft
- Never leaving the keys in the ignition when the vehicle is unattended
- Close the windows and sunroof.
- Keep the car in the garage instead of leaving it in the driveway.
- Parking it away from home it in a well-lit and well-traveled area.
- Use an antitheft device, which will often also warrant a discount on your car insurance.
- A steering-wheel lock like the popular “Club” is simple, inexpensive and can be as effective as costlier alarm systems.
- Install a simple ignition kill switch or fuel cutoff device in a hidden location.
- Have your car or truck’s vehicle identification number.
- A tracking device installed that leverages GPS telematics to afford remote monitoring of a vehicle via a smartphone or personal computer.