Toyota Prius Unpopular Target for Car Thieves

Toyota Prius Unpopular Target for Car Thieves

The Toyota Prius’ safety is getting a bump in an unlikely way, as it has been reported by the National Insurance Crime Bureau that in a group of similarly aged vehicles, the Prius is unlikely to be stolen.

Just one in 608 of the 2008 to 2010 model Prius has been stolen, compared to one in 78 of all other vehicles taken from those model years. The reason for this according to the Bureau is that the Prius is a one-model car, and the majority of its parts can not be removed and sold off to be fitted on other vehicles.

Thieves tend to target cars that have been around for a long period of time, so that they can easily sell parts off of the car, such as the Honda Accord. California had the most Prii stolen last year, at 1,062, though the recovery rate for stolen Prii is 96.7 percent, likely because the cars stay in one piece rather than being parted out.

[Source: Auto News]


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