Sacto 9-1-1
August 20, 2012
Hondas top list of most stolen cars in U.S., California

The annual list of top ten stolen cars was released today by an insurance industry crime-tracking bureau.

The Hot Wheels list from the National Insurance Crime Bureau tracks all theft data, without regard to whether the stolen vehicle was insured.

A recent trend being monitored: thefts of late model vehicles that theoretically are harder to steal due to sophisticated key code technology.

NICB president Joe Wehrle said in a press release that thieves have figured out how to
get the key code for a vehicle, have a replacement key made -- and steal the vehicle within a matter of days.

"We are aware of nearly 300 thefts that took place in the first three months of this year in which we believe replacement keys using illegally obtained key codes were used to steal the vehicle," said Wehrle.

The 2011 most stolen vehicles in the United States:

1. 1994 Honda Accord

2. 1998 Honda Civic

3. 2006 Ford Pickup (Full Size)

4. 1991 Toyota Camry

5. 2000 Dodge Caravan

6. 1994 Acura Integra

7. 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)

8. 2004 Dodge Pickup (Full Size)

9. 2002 Ford Explorer

10. 1994 Nissan Sentra

The top ten stolen vehicles in California:

1. Honda Accord 1994

2. Honda Civic 1998

3. Toyota Camry 1991

4. Acura Integra 1994

5. Chevrolet Pick-Up (Full Size) 2004

6. Ford Pick-Up (Full Size) 2006

7. Nissan Sentra 1994

8. Toyota Corolla 2010

9. Nissan Altima 1997

10. Toyota Pickup 4x2

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