Car theft is on the rise in America, without regard to the intention behind it. The thief does not always intend to keep a stolen car for himself. Someone can steal a car for a different purpose: to get rid of it and pass it on to someone else; or as a trophy, something one can boast about as an important object one has stolen. The list is from NICB report of 2019.
2006- Ford Pickup (Full Size), Total stolen 38,938
The Ford F-Series trucks are the most stolen vehicles in the country, and this is no surprise. The F-150 has been America’s best selling vehicle since 1982, so it makes sense that it would be stolen frequently. The other models of pickups on this list are also popular due to their strength and utility, but they don’t hold a candle to these beasts!
2000-Honda Civic- 33,220
The Honda Civic is a compact car that was first introduced in 1972. Since then, it has been a popular choice among car owners and drivers alike. It has also been one of the most commonly stolen vehicles in America for decades.
Honda Civics are popular with thieves because they’re easy to steal and can be sold for parts or resold intact on the black market.
Honda Civics are popular with students because they’re inexpensive to buy and maintain, but still have decent gas mileage and enough power to get around town without issue.
Honda Civics are popular with young people because they’re affordable; they’re also an iconic symbol of youth culture due to their role in movies like The Fast and the Furious (2001).
Honda Civics, teen thieves just steal them for fun and to use them on street racing at night
2004-Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)- 32,583
You’ve probably heard that Chevrolet trucks are popular with thieves. The most stolen Chevy trucks are the Silverado, Tahoe and Avalanche.
In fact, the number of full-size pickups thefts has increased by almost 50% since 2009. The good news is that these hot models usually carry a hefty price tag for their owners so insurance companies don’t pay out much money when they’re stolen.
The Honda Accord has been a mainstay on the list of most stolen cars since it was first introduced in 1976. The sporty coupe gives drivers plenty of room and great fuel economy, but you might have to deal with lockjaw if you’re looking for a car that’s easy to drive. Also, this car has been America’s best seller since 1986
The Toyota Camry is a popular car for thieves because it’s easy to steal. The parts are also easy to sell, and buyers have no problem finding them.
The Toyota Camry has been among the most stolen vehicles in America since 2015, making it one of the most targeted cars by crooks. That’s in part because of its popularity. It also doesn’t hurt that there are lots of used ones on sale—as well as parts that can be easily obtained at a junkyard or through an online market like eBay.
With a name like that, it’s no wonder the car is a favorite of thieves. But the name “Altima” actually refers to Nissan’s mid-size sedan. And if you think about it, this makes sense for several reasons:
The Altima has a good reputation for reliability and affordability, making it an appealing choice for rental companies and taxi drivers alike.
The Altima is also popular among Uber drivers too, because its name sounds like “altitude” (as in altitude sickness), which can be helpful when you’re trying to impress your passengers with your knowledge of geography and medicine, hahahaha!
The Toyota Corolla is a common car to steal because it is easy to steal. The car has a simple design and does not have an anti-theft system(I hope I said that well). The real reason is that thieves know most owners of corollas do not have heavy pockets to invest in a security contraption. Thieves also like this vehicle because it’s easy to resell; this makes it appealing for criminals looking for transport vehicles or drug dealers looking for cars in good condition.
The Corolla is also popular among car thieves because their use of parts is extremely high—meaning that if you need any spare parts or replacement parts, there are plenty available online at low prices (or even free).
2001-Dodge Pickup (Full Size)-11,292
The Dodge pickup is one of the most popular vehicles in America, and for good reason: it’s rugged, roomy and powerful. Unfortunately for owners of these beasts, they’re also easy to steal. In fact, Dodge pickups are stolen more than any other vehicle on this list—and more than any other type of vehicle—making them a prime target for thieves looking to make a quick buck by selling off parts or even just stealing them outright.
2018-GMC Pickup (Full Size)-11,164
GMC Trucks is a division of General Motors that sells pickup trucks, vans, SUVs and crossovers. GMC’s full-size pickup trucks are the Sierra and the Yukon. The Sierra is available with either a 6.2-liter gasoline V8 engine or an all-new 5.3-liter V8 turbodiesel engine; it also offers an optional 6.2-liter gasoline V8 engine with twin turbos that delivers 420 HP and 460 lb-ft of torque.
The Yukon can be equipped with either an 8-speed automatic transmission or a 6L90 eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for manual gear selection when driving on graded dirt roads or trails (known as Tow/Haul mode).
The Honda CR-V is one of the most common cars on the road, and because it’s so popular, it’s also one of the most stolen. It has been a top 10 stolen car since 2003, and it has only lost that top spot once (in 2011). The car itself is an interesting combination of sporty acceleration and luxury styling; you don’t get both in one package very often. Crooks know these things pretty well.
If you own one of the models on this list, those are the ones that are kind of popular with thieves.
You may be wondering if you should be worried about your car. The answer is yes! If you own one of the models on this list, those are the ones that are kind of popular with thieves. Why? Because they can easily resell them and make a profit. In fact, if you live in a big city like New York or Los Angeles, there’s a good chance that most cars on this list have been stolen at least once off the street where I live.
What are Some Ways to Protect Your car From Being Stolen?
Taking care of your car is a top priority. Protecting it from being stolen is just as important. There are a few things you can do to make sure your vehicle stays safe and secure in your driveway.
Your car is your most important possession. So, it’s crucial to make sure it remains safe by installing a tracking device, warning device, or immobilizing device. Just like you should be able to track your possessions online and keep tabs on their location, these devices provide the same level of security.
Also, common sense can be a pretty powerful protector. You should always remove your keys from the ignition and lock your doors/close any windows, park in a well-lit area, and take other security measures to foil would-be thieves.