The Most Stolen Cars in the US Are…

May 03, 2019

03 May
Auto Insurance, Helpful Tips & Ideas

The Most Stolen Cars in the US Are…

by Rosa Parsons

Every year, hundreds of thousands of cars are stolen in the US. Before you buy, or as a current car owner, you should know what the most stolen cars are to properly understand your risk.

Below are the most stolen cars in the US in 2017, as reported in the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) annual “Hot Wheels” report. You will find the make and model, the total number of thefts in 2017, the most popular model year stolen, and the total number of thefts for that model.

(Note: 2017 “Hot Wheels” report is the most recent for which data is available. The NICB’s 2018 “Hot Wheels” report will come out September 2019. We will update you then.)

1. Honda Civic

Total stolen: 45,062

Most popular model stolen: 1998

Total stolen of that model: 6,707

2. Honda Accord

Total stolen: 43,764

Most popular model stolen: 1997

Total stolen of that model: 6,301

3. Ford F-150

Total stolen: 35,105

Most popular model stolen: 2006

Total stolen of that model: 3,151

4. Chevrolet Silverado

Total stolen: 30,056

Most popular model stolen: 2004

Total stolen of that model: 1,970

5. Toyota Camry

Total stolen: 17,276

Most popular model stolen: 2017

Total stolen of that model: 1,100

6. Nissan Altima

Total stolen: 13,358

Most popular model stolen: 2016

Total stolen of that model: 1,450

7. Toyota Corolla

Total stolen: 12,337

Most popular model stolen: 2016

Total stolen of that model: 1,012

8. Dodge/Ram Pickup

Total stolen: 12,004

Most popular model stolen: 2001

Total stolen of that model: 1,242

9. GMC Sierra

Total stolen: 10,865

Most popular model stolen: 2017

Total stolen of that model: 957

10. Chevrolet Impala

Total stolen: 9,487

Most popular model stolen: 2008

Total stolen of that model: 991

Most Stolen Cars, 2017 Models

1. Nissan Altima

Total stolen: 1,153

2. Toyota Camry

Total stolen: 1,100

3. GMC Sierra

Total stolen: 957

4. Hyundai Elantra

Total stolen: 929

5. Ford Fusion

Total stolen: 874

6. Ford F-150

Total stolen: 842

7. Dodge/Ram Pickup

Total stolen: 835

8. Toyota Corolla

Total stolen: 832

9. GMC Savana

Total stolen: 774

10. Hyundai Sonata

Total stolen: 759

How to Reduce the Chances of Your Car Being Stolen

Aside from not purchasing one of the vehicles mentioned above, there are other steps you can take to deter thieves from targeting your vehicle.

Lock Your Doors and Take Your Key with You

Thieves love an easy target, and leaving your car open or unlocked leaves you vulnerable. The NICB reported that from 2016 to 2018, 209 vehicles a day, on average, were stolen in the United States when the driver left the key or the key fob inside the vehicle.

Do Not Leave Valuables in Your Vehicle

You don’t want to entice the thieves with valuables in plain sight. Take your valuable belongings with you when you leave your car, or store them in the trunk or glove compartment. Don’t leave your GPS, your name brand sunglasses, or even your garage door opener in your vehicle. It’s also a good practice to keep your registration on your person as well, just in case your vehicle does get stolen.

Carefully Consider Where You Park

When you’re leaving your vehicle unattended for an extended period, you want to consider a few things. Will the area be well lit after dark? Is there a parking attendant or security guard on the premises? If you’re parking on the street, try to ensure there is plenty of traffic and people passing by who could report any suspicious activity.

Never Leave Your Vehicle Running

In the dead of winter, the temptation to warm your car up before getting in or leaving your car running while you run into a store is totally understandable. Just know that you are increasing your risk. Car thieves capitalize on these moments, and what seems like a minor convenience turns into a huge financial headache.

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