Anyone who has had their car stolen knows the heartache of having someone take your vehicle. Below are the most stolen cars in 2015.
1. Honda Accord (1996) (52,244)
2. Honda Civic (1998) (49,430)
3. Ford pickup, full-size (29,396)
4. Chevrolet pickup, full-size (27,771)
5. Toyota Camry (15,466)
6. Dodge pickup, full-size (11,212)
7. Toyota Corolla (10,547)
8. Nissan Altima (10,374)
9. Dodge Caravan (9798)
10. Chevrolet Impala (9225)
What is interesting when you look at this list, the top two vehicles are over 15 years old. The top stolen vehicle in 2015 is a 1996 Honda Accord while the 1998 Honda Civic is a close second. It is very interesting that these two late model 1990’s vehicles are still so highly sought after with the more recent advancements in technology. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) also stated the top 2015 model car stolen was the Nissan Altima with a total amount of 1,104. Many individuals are under the assumption that high end luxury vehicles or new cars are some of the top stolen vehicles and that is not the case. Late model top-selling vehicles are the key prize to thief’s for the quick dissection to fill demand for replacement parts like engine blocks, water pumps, alternators, etc. there are many different types of security features that you can have that would deter your vehicle from being stolen or at least recovered if stolen. Be smart, be aware, and be keen that what kind of car you drive and others might be after it. Putting security devices on your vehicle like a “club” or tracking device go a long way in keeping or getting your vehicle back. Buying from reputable dealers for parts also is one way to deter individuals to sell parts that were stolen to make a quick buck off your hard earned vehicle.