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Accord, Civic Top Most-Stolen List

November 2, 2006

Hot Wheels, the National Insurance Crime Bureau's companion study to its annual Hot Spots auto theft report, examines data reported to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2005.See the full report at 2005, the most stolen vehicles in the nation were:1. 1991 Honda Accord
2. 1995 Honda Civic
3. 1989 Toyota Camry
4. 1994 Dodge Caravan
5. 1994 Nissan Sentra
6. 1997 Ford F150 Series
7. 1990 Acura Integra
8. 1986 Toyota Pickup
9. 1993 Saturn SL
10. 2004 Dodge Ram PickupIn 2005, 1,235,226 motor vehicles were reported stolen, which is 2,625 fewer than in 2004. Using the FBI's average valuation of $6,173 per stolen vehicle, this amounts to over $7.6 billion in losses in 2005 in vehicle value alone.With only 62.1 percent of stolen vehicles recovered last year, the outstanding vehicles are usually exported to foreign countries, found to be owner give-ups (a vehicle that has been reported stolen by its owner when the owner is actually making a false theft report motivated by economic factors) or taken to chop shops where vehicles are dissembled for valuable parts.The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) recommends a layered approach to protection: use common sense and lock your car and take your keys, and install and use a visible or audible warning device, immobilizing device or tracking device.
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