Most commonly stolen used vehicles in the United States

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Used Cars on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 3:18 pm
Vehicle robber taking backpack out of front seat of used vehicle

Because of well-documented advancements in vehicle technology and safety, auto theft numbers have decreased from 1.7 million units in 1991 to just over 765,000 in 2016; that’s a decrease of over one million incidents, but the threat still remains. Today, we want to show you the most commonly stolen used vehicles in the United States so that you can be made aware, and know how to avoid this potentially happening to you.

10 most stolen used sedans and pickups in America

There is a definite trend among the most commonly stolen used models in our nation; across the board, sedans and pickup trucks are much more likely to be the victim of theft. Of course, the reasons for this can be chalked up to them being more common, and with many of the top 10 being from vehicle years older than 2010, anti-theft technology just simply isn’t as good as it is today. With that being said, here are the most commonly stolen makes and models, based off data compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB) in 2017:

Profile view of black Honda Civic

1998 Honda Civic

Red 2019 Honda Accord driving through city

1997 Honda Accord

Blue 2016 Nissan Altima driving by water

2016 Nissan Altima

Blue 2016 Toyota Corolla parked in front of house

2016 Toyota Corolla

Three 2017 Toyota Camry models parked on beachfront

2017 Toyota Camry

Black Chevy Impala parked on waterfront with city skyline in background

2008 Chevrolet Impala

Front shot of silver Ford F-150

2006 Ford F-150

Black RAM 1500 parked on foggy road

2001 RAM 1500

Front view of red 2017 GMC Sierra

2017 GMC Sierra

Black 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 towing trailer

2004 Chevrolet Silverado

How to decrease the risk of your vehicle being stolen

Most instances of vehicle theft happen because of owner negligence, with causes as simple as leaving your doors unlocked or keeping the key in the ignition when you’re making a quick run inside the gas station.

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Keeping these two aspects in mind on the drive is important, but to make your vehicle even more theft-proof, we can’t recommend strongly enough that you keep any valuable objects hidden and well-protected inside. Besides straight-up stealing a vehicle, many robbers keep an eye on these valuables (like jewelry, electronics, etc.) to take off your hands. Knowing this, we hope you keep your models protected – grand larceny doesn’t have to happen to you.

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