Grand Theft Auto: Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles in America (Hot Wheels 2010)

NICB Hot Wheels 2010 Report

The most recent release of the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) Hot Wheels report analyzes the frequency of vehicle theft in the 2009 calendar year. We’ve got the rankings for the top 10 most stolen vehicles right here after the jump.

While vehicle theft has been and always will be an issue in the United States, the NICB report indicates that the numbers are getting better:

The FBI’s just-released 2009 Uniform Crime Report shows that vehicle theft is once again down significantly from the previous year making 2009 the sixth consecutive year of reduced vehicle thefts. In 2008, 956,846 vehicles were reported stolen—the lowest annual total in over 20 years. For 2009 the number is even lower—794,616.“Through the end of August this year there were 97,655 vehicles that were listed as stolen and not yet recovered,” said Joe Wehrle, NICB president and CEO. “Of that number, only 38 percent had some kind of insurance coverage. So there are a lot of vehicles out there that are being stolen and the owner is left holding the bag with no car and no money to buy another one.“As our Hot Wheels report shows, many of these thefts end up in chop shops where they are turned into replacement parts.”

Without further ado, I bring you the top 10:

10. 2009 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

9. 2002 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer

8. 1994 Acura Integra

Acura Integra

7. 1994 Chevrolet Pickup

Chevrolet Pickup (also known as GMC Sierra)

6. 2000 Dodge Caravan

Dodge Caravan

5. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

Dodge Ram

4. 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup

Ford F-150

3. 1991 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

2. 1995 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

1. 1994 Honda Accord

Honda Accord Coupe

So the moral of the story is that thieves don’t have the same taste in cars that I do, and they’re becoming less effective at stealing cars. Does that mean they’re trying and failing at stealing more high end vehicles?

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