Honda Accord topped 2011 list of most stolen vehicles
The National Office of Insurance Crimes recently released the “Hot Wheels” report for 2011. Hot Wheels is a report that provides the list of the most stolen vehicle models in the US each year and the information provided by the list. it is based on the car. theft data that is submitted by law enforcement agencies in the US to the National Criminal Information Center or NCIC. The NCIC identifies all models, makes and years of vehicles that were reported stolen during the year and compiles the list of the most stolen vehicles.
According to the current list, the 1994 Honda Accord was identified as the most stolen vehicle model in the US for 2011. The 1998 Honda Civic claimed second place, while Ford’s 2006 full-size pickup truck took third. place.
In addition to the vehicles mentioned above, other models such as the 1991 Toyota Camry, 2000 Dodge Caravan, and 1994 Acura Integra were also included on the list, each ranking fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively.
When looking at the model years of the vehicles that ranked highest on the list, it is quite obvious that many car thefts have been stealing older vehicle models. In fact, the last vehicle model to make the most stolen list was the 2004 Dodge pickup.
Given this trend, many car experts were quite convinced that car thefts are currently targeting some of the older car models, as the security systems in these cars are not as reliable compared to those in use. on the latest car models. On top of that, stealing older car models will not expose these thieves to much public attention, as such vehicles are not as flashy as the latest models on the market.
Although the list that was released by the National Crime Insurance Office simply proves that auto thieves still operate within the U.S., the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI, was pleased to announce that the total number of robberies of Cars that were reported in 2010 has decreased by about 3.3 percent in 2011. The agency has also emphasized that such statistics could be a great achievement since the number of vehicle thefts has never been lower in decades, especially since 1967.