The 10 Most Stolen Cars In The United States

The 10 Most Stolen Cars In The United States

Whether you drive a brand new car or an older model, thieves tend to pinpoint certain makes as desirable targets. Each year, an official list is compiled within the automotive industry to describe all of the top stolen cars. If you’re wondering if your car is on the list, take a look at the most current models being stolen. There are several reasons why these makes are the most popular among criminals.

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1. Honda Accord

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This model remains a top stolen vehicle because there are so many on the road. They can be quickly broken down into pieces and sold off as parts.

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2. Honda Civic

These sporty cars are often stolen and fixed up as racing vehicles for underground crews, making them enticing as targets.

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3. Full-Size Ford Pickup

It’s expensive to purchase or even fix full-size pickup trucks, and Ford is a widespread model with valuable parts that can be sold individually.

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4. Full-Size Chevrolet Pickup

Chevrolet is another vehicle that’s popular on the road, so thieves appreciate the parts. If it has updated accessories, such as an exhaust system, it’s even more valuable.

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5. Toyota Camry

Camry has been on the road for a decade or more. Its parts are interchangeable and sell quickly on the underground market.

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6. Full-Size Dodge Pickup

Engines, transmissions and seats are all popular commodities taken off of these stolen vehicles. Thieves even sell the bed section right off the chassis in some cases.

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7. Dodge Caravan

It’s rare when a minivan is part of the most stolen list, but there are some circles that value these vehicles for illegal activities.

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8. Nissan Altima

The Altima is often stolen for its parts and good looks. Criminals can paint these cars and fix them up as their own.

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9. Acura Integra

This classic luxury vehicle is popular for underground racing enthusiasts, especially if they can piece some of the parts off of it.

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10. Nissan Maxima

The Nissan brand is always a valuable target because the parts are high quality, and there are many makes and models on the road today.

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Do you think you have a car that’s desirable to thieves? Let us know what you think, so that you can further your education about staying safe on the road. Being aware of your surroundings makes you a difficult target for criminals, even if you have a sporty new car.

Sources:

www.bankrate.com  www.autotrader.com  www.cbsnews.com

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