The National Insurance Crime Bureau just released their annual list of the 10 most stolen cars in the U.S. And good news: Your collection of Ferraris and Bentleys is totally safe.
For the third straight year, the most stolen car in the U.S. is . . . the 1994 Honda Accord.
It just beat out the 1995 Honda Civic and the 1991 Toyota Camry.
So why do thieves target cheaper foreign cars that are 16 to 20 years old, instead of stealing a bunch of Ferraris and modern luxury cars?
Two reasons. One, modern cars have much more sophisticated anti-theft systems, so they’re harder to steal on a whim.
And two, at a chop shop, the parts from a new car aren’t much more valuable than parts from older cars.
The good news: Overall, auto theft rates are dropping. Between 2009 and 2010 they went down 7.2%, according to preliminary stats. If that holds up, it’ll be the lowest number of auto thefts since 1967.
Here’s the full top 10 list of the most stolen cars . . .
#1.) 1994 Honda Accord
#2.) 1995 Honda Civic
#3.) 1991 Toyota Camry
#4.) 1999 Chevrolet Silverado
#5.) 1997 Ford F-150 pickup
#6.) 2004 Dodge Ram
#7.) 2000 Dodge Caravan
#8.) 1994 Acura Integra
#9.) 2002 Ford Explorer
#10.) 1999 Ford Taurus