The Most Wanted Cars in 2012
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has uncovered the list of the top stolen cars in 2012, with the Honda Accord and Civic taking 1st and 2nd.
This list differs from previous NICB lists, where only one make/model/year would appear on the list. This time around, NICB’s list consists of make and model only with its corresponding theft total, which means totals were calculated across all model years for a certain model.
The Honda Accord saw 58,596 cars stolen a year ago, with 8,637 of them being 1996 model years. The Civic was in 2nd place with 47,037 cars stolen. It’s worth noting that newer model year Hondas are rarely stolen thanks to enhanced anti-theft technology.
In 3rd place was the Ford full-size pickup with 26,770 stolen a year ago, and Chevy wasn’t far behind with its full-size pickup with, 23,745 customers missing their vehicles one day. One of the most popular delivered cars in America, the Toyota Camry, was in 5th with 16,251 stolen. Notably, the Dodge Caravan was 6th on the list at 11,799.
Finalizing the remainder of the list was the Dodge full-size pickup (11,755), Acura Integra (9,555), Nissan Altima (9,169), and the Nissan Maxima (6,947).
NICB also revealed the most stolen 2012 model year cars for last year, with 921 Nissan Altimas getting swiped away. Here’s the continuation of the top 10 list of 2012 model year cars stolen in 2012:
Chevrolet Impala (776), Chevrolet Malibu (725), Toyota Camry (664), Ford Fusion (656), Ford full-size pickup (594), Ford Focus (522), Chrysler 200 (448), Dodge Charger (415), and Dodge Avenger (413).