The Most Stolen Cars In America
2014's Most-Stolen Cars
Auto thefts are generally trending downward in the US, but each year the same vehicles top the National Insurance Crime Bureau's Hot Wheels list of the most stolen cars. The agency now has the data for 2014, and some perennial favorites continue to lead the tally.
The NICB offers up some suggestions it calls four "Layers of Protection" against getting your car stolen:
Common Sense: Lock your car and take your keys. It's simple enough, but many thefts occur because owners make it easy for thieves to steal their cars.
Warning Device: Having and using a visible or audible warning device is another item that can ensure that your car remains where you left it.
Immobilizing Device: Generally speaking, if your vehicle can't be started, it can't be stolen. "Kill" switches, fuel cut-offs and smart keys are among the devices that are extremely effective.
Tracking Device: A tracking device emits a signal to the police or to a monitoring station when the vehicle is stolen. Tracking devices are very effective in helping authorities recover stolen vehicles. Some systems employ "telematics," which combine GPS and wireless technologies to allow remote monitoring of a vehicle. If the vehicle is moved, the system will alert the owner and the vehicle can be tracked via computer.
10. Nissan Maxima (6,586)With 6,586 units reported stolen in 2014, the Nissan Maxima earns a spot on the list of the most-stolen cars.
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9. Acura Integra (6,902)The Acura Integra hasn't been sold in the US since 2006, but it continues to be one of the most stolen cars. For 2014, the Integra is the ninth most stolen car with 6,902 thefts reported.
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8. Nissan Altima (9,109)The eight-most-stolen vehicle in 2014 was the Nissan Altima, with 9,109 reported thefts.
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7. Dodge Caravan (10,483)The Dodge Caravan, which is the only minivan that made this particularly unfortunate list, was the seventh-most-stolen vehicle in 2014. A total of 10,483 thefts were reported by Caravan owners.
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6. Dodge Pickup (Full Size) (11,075)Of the three fullsize American pickup trucks, owners of the Ram 1500 are the least likely to have their truck stolen. A total of 11,075 fullsize Ram trucks were stolen in 2014.
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5. Toyota Camry (14,605)With 14,605 thefts reported in 2014, the Toyota Camry sedan is the fifth-most-stolen vehicle in the United States.
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4. Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) (23,196)Chevy sells a lot of fullsize pickup trucks each and every year, so perhaps it's not surprising that 23,196 were reported stolen in 2014. That number puts the Chevy Silverado in fourth place on this list.
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3. Ford Pickup (Full Size) (28,680)Considering its status as the best-selling vehicle in the United States, it's not too shocking to hear that 28,680 Ford F-Series pickup trucks were stolen in 2014. That's a lot, but there are two vehicles that are stolen even more often.
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2. Honda Civic (43,936)Coming in second place for the second year in a row is the Honda Civic. Owners reported 43,936 thefts in 2014 alone. Click on the image above to find out which vehicle is stolen even more often.
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1. Honda Accord (51,290)The Honda Accord finds itself in a familiar position in 2014. A total of 51,290 Accords were reported stolen last year, earning it the unfortunate distinction as the most-stolen car in America.
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