Top 10 Most and 1 Least Stolen Vehicles in the US (Why steal #9 ?)
What Are The Most And Least Stolen Cars In The Country And Why?
Updated September 28, 2018
700,000 vehicles are stolen in the United States each year, which is one every 45 seconds. And the 10 vehicles most popular with thieves might surprise you. Most people would probably not expect the Honda Accord to top the list.
A report recently released examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) where the data is consolidated to generate the list of the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2014 (total thefts in parentheses):
1. Honda Accord (51,290)
2. Honda Civic (43,936)
3. Ford Pickup (Full Size) (28,680)
4. Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) (23,196)
5. Toyota Camry (14,605)
6. Dodge Pickup (Full Size) (11,075)
7. Dodge Caravan (10,483)
8. Nissan Altima (9,109)
9. Acura Integra (6,902)
10. Nissan Maxima (6,586)
The vehicles on the list might seem mundane – no expensive imports – but that’s the nature of vehicle theft these days. Popular cars are stolen and stripped of the parts, then the parts are sold to the unwitting or unscrupulous. There’s much more of a market for a Honda Civic driver’s side door than one for a Ferrari 458. And it’s big business, too. The estimated total value of vehicles stolen nationwide is approximately $4.1 billion – that’s twice what Uber will collect from riders this year.
And what better proof than the Acura Integra placing ninth on the list? This is a car that hasn’t been manufactured for nearly 15 years, yet the value of its components are high enough that a thief is willing to risk jail time to steal and strip one.
The least stolen car in America? the Tesla Model S. Experts believe that Tesla’s high level of anti-theft security combined with the unlikelihood that owners would repair their vehicles with parts of questionable origin combine to keep thieves away from the EV sedan.