Most Frequently Stolen Cars of 2010


Cars get stolen across the United States virtually every day, but some makes and models are much more attractive to thieves than others. The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently released its list of the top 10 most stolen cars in 2010, and six of them are made in the United States.

Though domestically-built cars were well-represented on the list, the top three were all foreign-made. Specifically, the 1994 Honda Accord was the most stolen, while the 1995 Honda Civic and 1991 Toyota Camry came in second and third, respectively.

As for American-made cars, the 1999 Chevrolet Pickup came in at number four, while the 1997 Ford F-150 rounded out the top five.

The results also highlighted several ways to prevent having one’s car stolen. In particular, new technology has helped, as NICB noted that nearly 52,000 Accords were stolen in 2010, and 44,000 of them were made in the ’90s.

Additionally, the organization offered up some tips. For example, the NICB recommends investing in immobilizing devices such as fuel shut-offs and smart keys, which can ensure that one’s vehicle is not started by anybody but the driver.ADNFCR-2112-ID-800567008-ADNFCR

As cars become more and more complicated, it will become harder and harder to steal them.  The newer your vehicle, the less likely it would appear to be stolen, should that be from the help of modern technology or just the fact that new cars take longer to steal is yet to be determined, maybe we will see over the next few years.

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