It’s not the fancy cars that made the 2013 Top Ten Stolen Vehicles list in Maryland. It’s the Dodge Caravan, followed by the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry; the solid family cars.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau says the Honda Accord topped the list in Virginia with the Ford Pickup — full size that is — coming in second, and the Nissan Altima at the #3 slot. They weren’t new vehicles either.
The bureau has created a map listing the top ten vehicle make and model theft for 2013 based on public information submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center. Most are older, 1990s models, and easier to steal. About half were domestic and half were imports.
“But it still amounts to a vehicle being stolen every 45 seconds and losses of over $4 billion a year,” according to NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle.
The good news is that overall car thefts are down. There was a slight increase in 2012 and the FBI is predicting the national number to drop by 3.2% when the final 2013 statistics are released later this year.
Check out the interactive nationwide map at nicb.org.