Despite the rapid development of car anti-theft devices using cutting-edge technology, more and more cars are being stolen each year. As car accident lawyers, we are concerned with the welfare of car owners. When cars are stolen, sometimes the car drivers or passengers may be attacked in the process, and the safety of the occupants of the car may become compromised.
Here, we provide 2 lists of top 10 most commonly stolen cars, as compiled by two different agencies, and hopefully, this may help reduce the number of car thefts and the number of casualties directly relating to them.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau’s list of top 10 stolen cars is based on automobile theft reports compiled by the National Crime Information Center. It ranks the total number of vehicles stolen by make, model and year. We as car accident attorneys ask that owners of the following cars beware of car thieves or even suspecting passersby to possibly avoid a car theft incident.
1. Honda Civic (1995)
2. Honda Accord (1991)
3. Toyota Camry (1989)
4. Ford F-150 (1997)
5. Chevrolet C/K 1500 (1994)
6. Acura Integra (1994)
7. Dodge Ram Pickup (2004)
8. Nissan Sentra (1994)
9. Toyota Pickup (1988)
10. Toyota Corolla (2007)
The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) reports the top ten most stolen cars list using information retrieved from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), of which it is an affiliate. The HLDI’s report includes an extra factor not put in the previous list of most stolen cars. Since HLDI compiled the list of most stolen cars using information regarding car insurance theft losses, this report on stolen cars also includes consideration of the degree of car theft (e.g. the entire car was stolen, or an audio system was stolen).
Cars with the highest car theft insurance claim rates in 2005-2007:
1. Cadillac Escalade
2. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
3. Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab
4. Ford F-250/350 SuperCrew 4WD (2005 only)
5. Chrysler Sebring (2004-5)
Cars with the lowest car theft insurance claim rates in 2005-2007:
1. Ford Taurus
2. Pontiac Vibe AWD
3. Buick LeSabre
4. Buick Park Avenue
5. Toyota Sienna AWD (2004-5)
Our car accident attorneys are primarily concerned with the safety of all car drivers and passengers. No car is as valuable the safety of a person. As car accident lawyers, we have handled many cases where family members shed tears over the loss of a loved one. So if a car thief comes up to you with a weapon, just hand over the car keys. Preserve your life. Lives cannot be replaced, but cars can.
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines