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Nissan Altima Tops List of Most Stolen 2013 Models

DES PLAINES, Ill. —Using vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) found that, in 2013, the Honda Accord and Civic were the two most stolen vehicles. For 2013 model year cars, the Nissan Altima was in the first spot.

According to the NICB’s Hot Wheels report, in 2013 the most stolen vehicles were:

  1. Honda Accord (53,995)
  2. Honda Civic (45,001)
  3. Full Size Chevrolet Pickup (27,809)
  4. Full Size Ford Pickup (26,494)
  5. Toyota Camry (14,420)
  6. Full Size Dodge Pickup (11,347)
  7. Dodge Caravan (10,911)
  8. Jeep Cherokee/ Grand Cherokee (9,272)
  9. Toyota Corolla (9,010)
  10. Nissan Altima (8,892)

The following are the top 10 2013 model year vehicles stolen during calendar year 2013:

  1. Nissan Altima (810)
  2. Ford Fusion (793)
  3. Ford Pickup Full Size (775)
  4. Toyota Corolla (669)
  5. Chevrolet Impala (654)
  6. Hyundai Elantra (541)
  7. Dodge Charger (536)
  8. Chevrolet Malibu (529)
  9. Chevrolet Cruze (499)
  10. Ford Focus (483)

The FBI predicts a 3.2% decrease in vehicle thefts when the final 2013 statistics are released later this year. This comes after a slight increase in 2012. If the FBI’s estimated drop in thefts occurs, there could be fewer than 700,000 thefts for the first time since 1967.

“The drop in thefts is good news for all of us,” said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. “But it still amounts to a vehicle being stolen every 45 seconds and losses of over $4 billion a year.

“That’s why we applaud the vehicle manufacturers for their efforts to improve anti-theft technology and pledge to continue to work with our insurance company members and law enforcement to identify and seek vigorous prosecution of the organized criminal rings responsible for so many of these thefts.”


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