Most Frequently Stolen Vehicles of 2013

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released it findings for the most common vehicles which were stolen during the year 2013. This data is very useful to car owners and perspective car owners alike. A vehicle that is listed higher on this list for vehicle thefts may be more costly for you to insure. In addition, if your car is one being targeted highly by automotive thieves then you may want to take extra precautions which will help to prevent your vehicle from becoming just another statistic.

most stolen vehicle of 2013

Two Honda models topped the list of 2013’s most stolen car, but which one took top honors?

The Honda Accord was the most stolen vehicle last year and with over 53,900 total thefts last year, the Honda Accord had 8,000 more theft incidents than any other vehicle that is out on the road. Coming in a somewhat distant second was another Honda model, the Civic. There was a total of over 45,000 Honda Civic thefts in the country. It seems that Honda owners have reason to concern about the automotive security of their vehicles, the third most commonly stolen vehicle was the Chevrolet full-size pickup which had over 27,000 theft occurances, about half of the total thefts of Honda Accords. The reason that Hondas are being specifically targetted is the high value of their parts. These parts can be stripped from the stolen vehicle and then used in more recent model Hondas. This allows the criminals to sell parts below market value, but still cash in on the high value of replacement Honda parts.

Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles 2013

1. Honda Accord (53,995 Thefts)

2. Honda Civic (45,001 Thefts)

3. Chevrolet Pickup (27,809 Thefts)

4. Ford Pickup (26,494 Thefts)

5. Toyota Camry (14,420 Thefts)

6. Dodge Pickup (11,347 Thefts)

7. Dodge Caravan (10,911 Thefts)

8. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee (9,272 Thefts)

9. Toyota Corolla (9,010 Thefts)

10. Nissan Altima (8,892 Thefts)

Whether or not your vehicle is on the list above, you may want to consider a few steps that you can take to make your vehicle a less desirable target for thieves. The first and most obvious step is to lock your vehicle whenever you leave it. Even if you are just leaving the car for a second, that is all it takes for a thief to be driving down the road with your vehicle. Removing all valuables from plain sight is also a recommended action, this makes it less likely for thieves to want to access your car. In the case that you do not have a transponder car key, you may want to consider using a steering wheel club so that even if a thief can start the car, they will not be able to operate it. Lastly, know the area where you are parking your car and, if possible, park in a well-lit area that can deter thieves. Whether your car is on the list for most stolen cars in 2013 or not, it is wise to take precautionary steps that prevent thieves from targeting your car.

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