Most Stolen Cars List Includes Dodge Charger, Ford F-250

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Most Stolen Cars List Includes Dodge Charger, Ford F-250

The most stolen vehicles on the market include the Dodge Charger and Ford F-250, with each model topping rivals lists released yesterday.

The Charger was followed closely by the Mitsubishi Gallant and Cadillac STS on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s list, which details thefts per 1,000 cars (according to police reports) produced for the 2011 model year.

Contradicting those results are ones released by the Highway Loss Data Institute, which compiles data based on insurance claims per 1,000 years of insurance coverage. According to the HLDI, the F-250 is followed by the Chevy Silverado 1500 and Chevy Avalanche pickup trucks. In fact, trucks dominate the HLDI list with six of the 10 vehicles being pickups, while the remaining four are all SUVs.

Notable on the list is the Cadillac Escalade, which sits in sixth spot, a sign that theft-prevention measures taken by General Motors have worked. After finishing as the most stolen vehicle for four consecutive years, Cadillac added theft prevention measures.

HLDI’s list is made up of model years from 2010 to 2012.

Equally interesting data is what cars are least popular with thieves. According to NHTSA the list-toppers include the BMW X5, Lexus SC and Volvo XC70, while HLDI says you’re least likely to have your car stolen if you drive a Dodge Journey, VW Tiguan 4WD or Audi A4.

While there’s plenty of differentiation between the lists, one commonality is the decrease in thefts overall with NHTSA’s data revealing that car theft in the 2011 calendar year was 91 percent lower than in 2010, dropping from 1.17 thefts per 1,000 cars in 2010 to 0.1 thefts per 1,000 cars in 2011.

In total, the rate of car theft has gone down an average of 13 percent each year since 2006.

See below for a complete list of the most stolen (and least stolen) models according to HLDI and NHTSA:

HLDI Most Stolen List Theft claims for MY 2010 to MY 2012 vehicles per 1,000 years of insurance coverage.
Ford F-250 crew 4WD- 7.0 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew- 6.7 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500- 6.1 GMC Sierra 1500 crew- 6.0 Ford F-350 crew 4WD- 5.6 Cadillac Escalade- 5.5 Chevrolet Suburban 1500- 5.4 GMC Sierra 1500 extended cab- 4.7 GMC Yukon- 4.5 Chevrolet Tahoe- 4.4
HLDI Most Stolen List Theft claims for MY 2010 to MY 2012 vehicles per 1,000 years of insurance coverage.
Dodge Journey 4WD- 0.4 Volkswagen Tiguan 4WD- 0.4 Audi A4- 0.4 Acura RDX- 0.4 Toyota Matrix- 0.4 Lexus HS 250- 0.4 Honda CR-V- 0.4 Hyundai Tucson 4WD- 0.4 Toyota Sienna 4WD- 0.5 Jeep Compass 4WD- 0.5
NHTSA – Most Stolen Cars Thefts in calendar year 2011 per 1,000 vehicles produced in MY 2011. (List trimmed to cars with more than 5,000 units produced.)
Dodge Charger- 4.8 Mitsubishi Galant- 4.2 Cadillac STS- 3.9 Lamborghini Gallardo- 3.9 Hyundai Accent- 3.5 Chevrolet Impala- 3.4 Chevrolet HHR- 3.4 Chevrolet Aveo- 3.4 Infiniti FX35- 3.1 Nissan GTR- 3.1 Kia Rio- 2.7 Porsche Panamera- 2.7 Dodge Challenger- 2.5
NHTSA – Least Stolen Cars Thefts in calendar year 2011 per 1,000 vehicles produced in MY 2011. (List trimmed to cars more than 5,000 units produced.)
BMW X5- 0.0 Lexus SC- 0.0 Volvo XC70- 0.0 Hyundai Veracruz- 0.1 Volvo XC60- 0.1 Subaru Forester- 0.1 Infiniti EX35- 0.2 Toyota Prius- 0.2 Mazda Miata- 0.2 Lexus CT- 0.2

 [Source: AutoNews]

  • Aaron

    HLDI Most Stolen List
    Theft claims for MY 2010 to MY 2012 vehicles per 1,000 years of insurance coverage..

    *Most Stolen* is listed twice for HLDI. I think the 2nd one is supposed to be *LEAST* stolen. Also, I think the line, “Theft claims for MY 2010 to MY 2012 vehicles per 1,000 years of insurance coverage” should have read, “Theft claims for MY 2010 to MY 2012 per 1,000 *vehicles with* insurance coverage” I’m not positive on that one but I know it was wrong whatever it was they were trying to say.

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