Is your vehicle on the list?

About a week ago, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released their annual "Hot Wheels" list. Don't let the name fool you, this isn't a list of the coolest cars on the road, nor is it a list of actual Hot Wheels. This annual report is a list of the most stolen cars in America based on year, make, and model. As you'll notice, most of the vehicles nationally are older models that don't have fancy keyless entry, or some kind of key pad on the door that requires a code to unlock it. These are old cars that can easily be jacked with a copied key, or by someone who is handy with a set of lock picking tools. Of course a hammer or crowbar on glass always works too regardless of how sophisticated your security system is.

  1. 1994 Honda Accord
  2. 1998 Honda Civic
  3. 2006 Ford F-150
  4. 1991 Toyota Camry
  5. 2000 Dodge Caravan
  6. 1994 Acura Integra
  7. 1999 Chevrolet Silverado
  8. 2004 Dodge Ram
  9. 2002 Ford Explorer
  10. 1994 Nissan Sentra

The NICB report also allows viewers the ability to break it down by state. Here's are the vehicles unsavory characters in Indiana prefer to claim as their own.

  1. 1994 Chevrolet Pickup (full size)
  2. 1999 Ford Pickup (full size)
  3. 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass/Supreme/Ciera
  4. 1996 Buick Century
  5. 1997 Chevrolet Pickup (small size)
  6. 2003 Chevrolet Impala
  7. 2003 Ford Taurus
  8. 1997 Dodge Pickup (full size)
  9. 1991 Buick Lesabre
  10. 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

Until last year, I drove number eight on the list for just over 10 years. Towards the end of its run, I was hoping someone would take it.

Now don't think that just because your car, truck, van, SUV, whatever isn't on this list, or is a newer model with keyless entry, that you're immune from having your vehicle stolen. It seems that thieves are finding ways to get those cars too.

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