Americans have published a list of the most stolen cars

Americans have published a list of the most stolen cars

October 19, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The National Insurance Forensic Bureau (NICB) has released statistics on the most stolen cars in the United States for 2019.

The website of the department reports. The report, compiled using data from the Detroit branch of law enforcement, shows that America’s best-selling car was also a favorite of thieves. We are talking about full-size Ford F-Series pickups. Last year alone, 38,938 of them were stolen.

The second place among thieves was taken by Honda Civic with a result of 33,220 thefts. The third most popular are Chevy full-size pickups (32,583). And the top-selling sedans in the USA are rounded out by the Honda Accord (30,745) and Toyota Camry (15,656).

As for specific brands and years of release, the 2000 Honda Civic came out on top in this indicator. In second place is the 1997 Honda Accord, followed by the full-size pickups Ford (2006), Chevrolet (2004) and Ram (2019), respectively.

Although many of these vehicles are older, thieves prefer newer models. As noted by the NICB, in the past year, cars were stolen 47,859 times in 2018. The 2019 models were stolen 45,118 times and the 2017 models 39,425 times.

Last year, cars were stolen every 40 seconds and many thefts could have been prevented with common sense. One of the easiest ways is to simply not leave your keys in the car. It goes without saying that you must keep the vehicle locked with the windows up. Cars should also be parked overnight in a garage, secure car park, or in a well-lit area.