LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Think your fire-engine red convertible is the top target for car thieves? Think again.
It’s not the fancy sports cars that are most often reported stolen in the U.S. but instead vehicles that are common among middle-class Americans, according to a new report.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its statistics on the most stolen vehicle make and models of 2012 and Honda’s two most popular sedans finished one-two in the national rankings. The NICB reports 58,596 Honda Accords were stolen in 2012 while there was 47,037 thefts of Honda Civics.
Full-size pick-up trucks were third and fourth on the list, with 26,770 Fords and 23,745 Chevrolets being stolen. The Toyota Camry was fifth with 16,251 reported thefts.
In Maryland, the Dodge Caravan was the most stolen vehicle. The Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Ford full-size pick-up truck, and Toyota Camry rounded out the Top 5.
In Virginia, the Honda Accord topped the list, with the Ford full-size pick-up truck, Honda Civic, Toyota Camry, and Chevy full-size pick-up truck also popular among car thieves.
The D.C. metro area had 11,599 reported auto thefts in 2012, which ranked 127th in the U.S.