1996 Honda Accord is most stolen car in the US

Car thieves targeting older Honda models with Accord and Civic prime targets

If you own a mid-1990’s Honda Accord you might want to invest in some more insurance, or added security features.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has just released its list of the cars that were most often reported stolen in 2015 and it was Honda models that took the top two spots.

Interestingly, two much more modern Toyota models, Camry and Corolla, were also commonly targeted.

The most stolen vehicles in 2015 were (total thefts):

  1. 1996 Honda Accord (52,244)
  2. 1998 Honda Civic (49,430)
  3. 2006 Ford Pickup (29,396)
  4. 2004 Chevrolet Pickup (27,771)
  5. 2014 Toyota Camry (15,466)
  6. 2001 Dodge Pickup (11,212)
  7. 2014 Toyota Corolla (10,547)
  8. 2015 Nissan Altima (10,374)
  9. 2002 Dodge Caravan (9,798)
  10. 2008 Chevrolet Impala (9,225)

While the 2015 model year cars that were the most often stolen were:

  1. Nissan Altima (1,104)
  2. Chrysler 200 (1,069)
  3. Toyota Camry (923)
  4. Toyota Corolla (776)
  5. GMC Sierra (670)
  6. Dodge Charger (666)
  7. Hyundai Sonata (632)
  8. Chevrolet Malibu (629)
  9. Chevrolet Impala (594)
  10. Chevrolet Cruze (586)

“While older vehicles still dominate our Hot Wheels most stolen cars list, the number of late model vehicles with anti-theft protection on the list goes to show that technology isn’t foolproof,” said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle.

“Criminals are doing their best to defeat anti-theft technology through hacking and other means while, at the same time, manufacturers and others are working to improve security.

“Far too often, drivers leave their vehicles unlocked or with the keys inside, making it way too easy for an opportunistic thief.

“And as we noted recently, many stolen cars are not reported as typical thefts to police because many of today’s thefts are financial crimes involving complicated VIN switching, cloning, straw buyers, illegal exports and other sophisticated criminal methods.”

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