Each year the NICB issues its annual Hot Wheels Report outlining the Top Vehicles Stolen in the U.S.
Each year since 1984, the National Insurance Crime Bureau or NICB has published its annual report examining motor vehicle theft at both the national and local level. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, this year looks as if the increased in theft that occurred in 2012 did not continue on into 2013.
After a slight increase in motor vehicle thefts across the nation in 2012, the FBI predicts that when the final 2013 numbers are released later this year, the statistics will show a 3.2 percent decrease in thefts for last year.
“The drop in thefts is good news for all of us,” said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. “But it still amounts to a vehicle being stolen every 45 seconds and losses of over $4 billion a year. That’s why we applaud the vehicle manufacturers for their efforts to improve anti-theft technology and pledge to continue to work with our insurance company members and law enforcement to identify and seek vigorous prosecution of the organized criminal rings responsible for so many of these thefts.”
Looking over the last thirty years, the peak year for vehicle thefts occurred in 1991 when 1,661,738 vehicles were stolen. Based on the FBI’s preliminary estimates for 2013, the total amount of vehicle thefts for 2013 are estimated at under 700,000. This represents an over 50 percent reduction in vehicle thefts since 1991 and a figure that has not been seen since 1967.
The Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in the U.S. in 2013
- Honda Accord – 53,995 Total Thefts
- Honda Civic – 45,001 Total Thefts
- Chevrolet Pick-up (Full Size) – 27,809 Thefts
- Ford Pick-up (Full-Size) – 26,494 Total Thefts
- Toyota Camry – 14,420 Total Thefts
- Dodge Pick-up (Full Size) – 11,347 Total Thefts
- Dodge Caravan – 10,911 Total Thefts
- Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee – 9,272 Total Thefts
- Toyota Corolla – 9,010 Total Thefts
- Nissan Altima – 8,892 Total Thefts
The Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in Massachusetts
According to the NICB, the following were the Top 10 stolen vehicles in Massachusetts in 2013: