Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles in the US in 2016

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Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles in the US in 2016

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released its Hot Wheels list.

The annual list reveals the most stolen vehicles in the U.S., examining vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center. This year’s list sees some familiar faces if you’ve been following NICB’s Hot Wheels over the years, but the organization does note some of these vehicles are older, pre-smart key production models. Since the introduction of smart keys and other anti-theft technology, thefts of certain models have dropped significantly.

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10. Jeep Cherokee / Grand Cherokee

2000 jeep grand cherokee

A total 9,245 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SUVs were stolen last year, with the 2000 model year being most popular with 898 units stolen. Although the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee weren’t the most stolen vehicle in any particular state, it was the third-most stolen in West Virginia.


9. Chevrolet Impala

2008 chevrolet impala

With 9,749 units stolen last year, the Chevrolet Impala finishes in 9th place. The most popular model year was 2008, which saw 1,013 cars stolen. It was the second-most stolen car in Illinois and topped thefts in Michigan.


8. Toyota Corolla

2015 toyota corolla

The Toyota Corolla was the third-most stolen 2016 model year car last year with 982 thefts, but it was the 2015 model year that saw the most units stolen at 1,070. A total of 11,989 Toyota Corolla sedans were stolen last year.


7. Dodge Full-Size Pickup

2001 dodge ram 1500

Full-size Dodge pickup trucks were also popular among thieves, although these days, they’re known as Ram pickup trucks. The most frequently stolen was the 2001 model year with 1,288 units taken from their owners. A total of 12,128 Dodge trucks were stolen in 2016.


6. Nissan Altima

2015 nissan altima

The 2016 model year Nissan Altima was the second-most stolen car last year with 1,063 thefts. But looking across all model years, the Altima saw 12,221 units stolen and the 2015 model was the most popular at 1,673 units. The Altima wasn’t the most stolen vehicle in any particular state, but it did come in second in Florida.


5. Toyota Camry

2016 toyota camry

Considering the Toyota Camry is one of the best-selling cars in America, it’s no surprise it’s also one of the most stolen. Last year, the 2016 model year Toyota Camry was the most stolen vehicle with 1,113 total thefts. But overall, the Camry saw 16,732 units stolen last year with the 2016 model being most popular. The sedan was the most stolen vehicle in Rhode Island and second-most in Virginia.


4. Chevrolet Full-Size Pickup

2004 chevrolet silverado

Chevrolet full-size pickups are also popular among thieves, with a total of 31,238 stolen last year. The most popular model year was 2004 with 2,107 units. It was the most stolen vehicle in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wyoming.


3. Ford Full-Size Pickup

2006 ford f-150

Ford‘s full-size pickup is the most stolen truck in the U.S., which like the Camry, is no surprise considering the F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. A total of 32,721 units were stolen last year, with the 2006 model year being most popular. Ford’s trucks also ended up on the most stolen 2016 model year list with 738 units. It was the most stolen vehicle in Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia.


2. Honda Civic

1998 honda civic

A familiar face on the NICB Hot Wheels list, the Honda Civic comes in second with 49,547 units stolen. The most popular model year was 1998 with 7,578 thefts. The Civic was the most stolen vehicle in Arizona, California, Connecticut, and Hawaii.


1. Honda Accord

1997 honda accord

Topping the list yet again is the Honda Accord with 50,427 thefts last year. The most popular model year was 2007 with 7,527 units, but the Accord is one of those models that have benefited from new technology such as smart keys. Despite being the most stolen vehicle last year, the 2016 model year Honda Accord only saw 493 thefts. The Honda Accord was the most stolen vehicle in Colorado, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

  • AGP

    Hmmm…none of those pictures look like current models. They look 10 years old or more.

  • Mr. Sensible

    Read the article. It’s not about what the most popular 2017 model stolen cars are. For example, the Accord cites 2007 model year as most frequent.