Car thieves have a new favorite target: the Ford full-size pickup. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s latest “Hot Wheels” report, which includes crime data from across the country, Ford full-size pickups were the most stolen vehicle in 2019, supplanting the Honda Civic as the top theft target.
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 2019.
The most stolen vehicles in the nation during 2019 were:
VEHICLE YEAR STOLEN
|1||Ford Pickup (Full Size)||38,938||2006|
|3||Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)||32,583||2004|
|8||Dodge Pickup (Full Size)||11,292||2001|
|9||GMC Pickup (Full Size)||11,164||2018|
Model Year: While the Ford full-size pickup models are a treasured target by thieves, the 2000 Honda Civic had the most thefts by model year in 2019 followed by the 1997 Honda Accord. The top 10 model makes and years swiped in 2019 are:
|1||2000 Honda Civic||4,731|
|2||1997 Honda Accord||3,563|
|3||2006 Ford Pickup (Full Size)||3,061|
|4||2004 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)||2,099|
|5||2019 Ram Pickup (Full Size)||1,547|
|6||2001 Honda CR-V||1,394|
|7||2015 Nissan Altima||1,349|
|8||2001 Dodge Pickup (Full Size)||1,174|
|9||2019 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee||1,110|
|10||2018 GMC Pickup (Full Size)||1,101|
In 2019, the top three model years stolen were 2018 which ranked first with 47,859 thefts; 2019 with 45,118 thefts, and 2017 with 39,425 reported thefts.
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