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Honda Sweeps Top Two Spots on Most Stolen List

Ford F-150 takes third place, was most stolen 2014 model.

by on Sep.04, 2015

The Honda Accord was the most stolen vehicle in the U.S. in 2014, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

The Honda Accord and Civic are popular sellers, annually ranking in the top 10 in sales; however, they’re also eye-catchers for car thieves as well as the two were the most stolen vehicles in 2014.

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s annual “Hot Wheels” report, the Honda Accord was the most stolen vehicle in America last year. Thieves nabbed 51,290 Accords in 2014 while the Honda Civic (43,936) and Ford F-Series (28,680) rounded out the top three.

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Drivers of Accords and Civics may feel like they’ve got a big bulls eye on their vehicles as they were the most stolen vehicles in 2013 as well. However, statistics show that auto theft is on the decline. (more…)

Honda Accord Tops Most-Stolen List

Top 10 list evenly divided between U.S., Asian makers.

by on Aug.21, 2012

Yet again, the 1994 Honda Accord tops the list of most-stolen vehicles, according to a new study.

This is one list you’d probably prefer not to see your car wind up on, but if you own a 1994 Honda Accord it is the vehicle thieves are most likely to target, according to a new study released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

The good news is that car theft, in general, has been declining in recent years – though there are some nagging hot spots, especially along the West Coast.  But the NICB’s annual Hot Wheels study shows that thieves are particular about what they go after, whether there’s strong demand for a particular model or they’re just easier to get away with.

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Honda, it turns out, has the two most frequently stolen models, both the ’94 Accord and the ’98 Civic.  The full list follows.  It reveals that Japanese makers built half of the Top 10 models, Detroit the other five.  The list also is fairly evenly split between passenger cars, such as the Accord, and light trucks, including the 2006 Ford F-Series pickup and 2000 Dodge Caravan minivan.


Vehicles Thieves Love to See – and Take

Cadillac Escalade, Ford F-250 pickup, Infiniti G37, Dodge Charger top list of insurance claims for theft. Buy a Volvo?

by on Aug.05, 2010

Cadillac earns a dubious distinction from the "midnight auto parts" set.

The chop shop gang has definite favorites when it comes to swiping vehicles. So you might want to think about “ hot cars” in a two-fold manner.

The first is the simple hot car or truck – selling well, in demand for the moment and with some buzz behind it.  A good set of wheels, right?

However, hot as “in demand” has a darker side, too, and might give you second thoughts about your next vehicle.

According to the latest data from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), people file insurance theft claims for versions of the 2007-09 Cadillac Escalade, a luxury SUV, followed by Ford’s F-250 crew pickup, the Infiniti G37 luxury car, and Dodge Chargers with a HEMI engine, more than any other models.

In fact, theft rates for these vehicles are three to five times as high as the average for all other vehicles – your rates may vary, but you will likely pay a premium for coverage if you own one of these.