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Thieves' Favorite: Hondas Are The Most Stolen Cars in America

Not only do people buy a lot of Honda Accords and Civics each year, apparently thieves also steal a lot of them too as the pair topped this year’s most stolen vehicle list. The vehicles are consistently among the top five vehicles stolen each year, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and its annual “Hot Wheels” report. Last year, 53,995 Accords and 45,001 Civic sedans were stolen. If you just bought a new Accord, do not panic: it’s primarily models built before 1997, according to statistics, that are stolen. Models built before that time are easier to steal due to changes made to ignitions after that year. The rest of the top 10 are the Chevrolet Silverado (27,809), Ford F-series (26,594),Toyota Camry (14,420), Dodge Ram (11,347), Dodge Caravan (10,911), Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee (9,272),Toyota Corolla (9,010) and Nissan Altima (8,892).

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