The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released its list of the top stolen vehicles in 2012, with the Honda Accord and Civic taking first and second, respectively.
This report differs from previous NICB reports, where only one make/model/year would appear on the list. This time around, NICB’s list consists of make and model only with its corresponding theft total, which means totals were calculated across all model years for a certain vehicle.
The Honda Accord saw 58,596 vehicles stolen last year, with 8,637 of them being 1996 model years. The Civic was in second place with 47,037 vehicles stolen. It’s worth noting that newer model year Hondas are rarely stolen thanks to improved anti-theft technology.
In third place was the Ford full-size pickup with 26,770 stolen last year, and Chevy wasn’t far behind with its full-size pickup with, 23,745 owners missing their cars one day. One of the most popular sold vehicles in America, the Toyota Camry, was in fifth with 16,251 stolen. As strange as it sounds, the Dodge Caravan was sixth on the list at 11,799.
Rounding off the remainder of the list was the Dodge full-size pickup (11,755), Acura Integra (9,555), Nissan Altima (9,169), and the Nissan Maxima (6,947).
NICB also announced the most stolen 2012 model year vehicles for last year, with 921 Nissan Altimas getting swiped away. Here’s the rest of the top 10 list of 2012 model year vehicles stolen in 2012:
Chevrolet Impala (778), Chevrolet Malibu (727), Toyota Camry (665), Ford Fusion (655), Ford full-size pickup (595), Ford Focus (523), Chrysler 200 (449), Dodge Charger (416), and Dodge Avenger (412).
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