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Honda Accord tops list of nation’s most stolen vehicles

Car theft is on the decline nationally, and thieves preferred domestic cars last year for the first time since 2002.

The most stolen car in the nation in 2010 was the 1994 Honda Accord, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s Hot Wheels report which examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center. It determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2010. It also breaks the information down by state.

Overall, vehicle theft continues to decline, falling 7.2 percent last year compared to 2009, according to preliminary FBI statistics. If the preliminary numbers hold true, 2010 will mark the fewest vehicle thefts since 1967, according to NCIB.

Contributing to the falling theft numbers is improved technology. Of the nearly 52,000 Accords stolen in 2010, over 44,000 were 1990s-models. Fewer than 5,700 were models produced since 2000.

In Tennessee, pickup trucks theft was more prevalent than throughout the nation. Five of the top six most stolen Tennessee vehicles were pickup models while only three made the national top 10.

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Written by lordsinsurancelog

August 3, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Posted in Insurance News