Here is a list of the top 10 most stolen cars in 2014, according to the NICB. Total thefts for each car run up in the thousands.
- Honda Accord
“Honestly, if I want your car, I will get it,” he said. “Hondas are the easiest to steal. The ignitions are easy.” – Ex-Car Thief, 9News.
- Honda Civic
“My civic was stolen and recovered. Found that the ignition was taken out. They removed two screws and voila, start up without a key.” – Youtube, “How they stole my Honda civic.”
- Ford Pickup
“You can steal these trucks with a screwdriver,” – Lt. Scott Dombrowski, Houston Police Dept, Chron.com
- Chevrolet Pickup
“If you do own a Chevy pickup truck be on the lookout for it…If you are going to park it in the drive way, if you have a second vehicle park it behind it.” – Sgt. Rudy Luna, Valleycentral.com
- Toyota Camry
“The Camry has been one of the bestselling cars in America for decades, with more than 7 million sold. All of those Camrys make an appealing target for thieves.” – AutoTrader
- Dodge Pickup
“About 4 a.m. Sept. 17, thieves stole her husband’s 2001 Dodge Ram pickup…” – Kdvr.com
- Dodge Caravan
“They’re easy to steal and they’re easy to use for other crimes.” – Police Chief Mike McGarth, Cleve Scene.
- Nissan Altima
3 idling cars stolen within 3 hours in a community — one of which was a 2002 Nissan Altima. – KSL.com
- Acura Integra
“It is insanely easy to steal an Integra. If you street park it long enough, you’ll come back to find an empty parking space. I live in a low-crime neighborhood, but that didn’t stop people from stealing it anyways.” – graytotoro, Reddit Poster
- Nissan Maxima
A Nissan Maxima owner had his car stolen completely stripped of its parts in one night. See the story here.
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