Thieves still flock to Honda models even in 2013.
For years now, the Honda Accord and Civic have topped the most stolen vehicles list and nothing has changed for 2013. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released its annual Hot Wheels report and last year 53,995 Honda Accords were stolen while the Civic came a distant second at 45,001. Following the two Honda models were Chevrolet pickups (27,809) and Ford pickups (26,494). Rounding off the top five was the Toyota Camry.
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As for the most stolen 2013 model year vehicles, the Nissan Altima led the way with 810 units stolen while the Ford Fusion came in second with 793 sedans being taken from their owners. Finishing off the top five of 2013 model year vehicles stolen were Ford pickups (775), the Toyota Corolla (669) and the Chevrolet Impala (654).
Though final 2013 statistics have not yet been released, the FBI believes last year saw a drop of 3.2 percent in thefts and the final tally could be under 700,000 – a figure not seen since 1967.
“The drop in thefts is good news for all of us,” said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. “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.”
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