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slides: The Top 10 Most Stolen Cars in Massachusetts

Thursday, August 22, 2013

 

The Honda Accord is the most stolen car nationally and in Massachusetts.

Drive a 1996 Honda Accord? Look out if you're driving in Massachusetts. According to the most recent annual National Insurance Crime Bureau Hot Wheels report that lists the top 10 stolen vehicles for each state and nationally, that mid-90s Accord topped the list in Massachusetts for the most stolen car in 2012. The Accord is followed by the 1997 Honda Civic, the 2007 Toyota Camry, the 2010 Toyota Corolla, the 2000 Dodge Caravan, the 2005 Ford Pick-Up (Full Size), the 2002 Nissan Altima, the 2000 Nissan Maxima, the 2004 Chevrolet Pick-Up (Full Size), and the 2002 Ford Exploreras the Top 10 most stolen vehicles in Massachusetts.

To see the Top 10 Most Stolen Cars in each New England state, see the slides below.

The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2012.

Each year, NICB reviews all NCIC vehicle theft records to produce its national and state lists of the 10 most stolen vehicles. Hot Wheels is the only report that examines all theft data without regard to a vehicle’s insured status—if a vehicle was reported stolen to law enforcement, it is captured in this report.

The National Numbers

Nationally, for 2012, Honda topped the list at the #1 and #2 positions. The most stolen vehicles in the nation were (total thefts in parentheses): the Honda Accord (58,596); Honda Civic (47,037); Ford Pickup (Full Size) (26,770); Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) (23,745); Toyota Camry (16,251); Dodge Caravan (11,799); Dodge Pickup (Full Size) (11,755); Acura Integra (9,555); Nissan Altima (9,169); and the Nissan Maxima (6,947).

Older Honda Accords and Civics were by far the most stolen models in 2012. The 1996 Accord led the list with 8,637 thefts. In fact, Accords and Civics account for the first 16 spots on the most stolen list and all are 1990–2000 models. By comparison, newer Hondas are rarely stolen, thanks to improved anti-theft technology.

The new feature in Hot Wheels this year is the addition of a list of the top 25 model year 2012 vehicles that were most stolen in calendar year 2012. The top 10 on this list are: Nissan Altima (921); Chevrolet Impala (778); Chevrolet Malibu (727); Toyota Camry (665); Ford Fusion (655); Ford Pickup Full Size (595); Ford Focus (523); Chrysler 200 (449); Dodge Charger (416); and the Dodge Avenger (412).

Although the FBI is predicting a 1.3 percent increase in 2012 vehicle thefts over 2011’s number—reversing an eight-year trend—the overall vehicle theft picture is still positive. The peak year for vehicle thefts was 1991 with 1,661,738. If the FBI’s preliminary 2012 vehicle theft estimate holds, there will have been roughly 724,672 thefts. That’s a national decrease of over 50 percent since 1991 with many states seeing even better numbers.

To learn more visit www.nicb.org.

See the Top 10 most stolen vehicles in every New England state, below.

 

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