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    Top Stolen Cars and Other Vehicles

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a vehicle is stolen every 44 seconds in the United States.

    Taking measures such as parking your car in the garage and using an anti-theft device goes a long way toward preventing auto theft, and it may even earn you a discount on your car insurance premiums.

    Knowing which cars are most likely to be stolen can help you can protect yourself from becoming a victim of auto theft. Below are the top stolen vehicles from 2003 to 2012, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the NHTSA.

    Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles By Year (2003 – 2012)

    2012

    After the 1994 Honda Accord spent most of the past decade at the top of the list, the 1996 Honda Accord replaced it as the most commonly stolen vehicle in 2012.

    1. 1996 Honda Accord
    2. 1998 Honda Civic
    3. 2006 Ford Pickup (full size)
    4. 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (full size)
    5. 1991 Toyota Camry
    6. 2000 Dodge Caravan
    7. 2004 Dodge Pickup (full size)
    8. 1994 Acura Integra
    9. 1997 Nissan Altima
    10. 1996 Nissan Maxima

    2011

    Like the previous year, the 1994 Honda Accord remained the most popular stolen vehicle, but the 1998 Honda Civic replaced the 1995 version for second spot.

    Three full-size pickups – the 2006 Ford Pickup (full size), the 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (full size), and the 2004 Dodge Pickup (full size) – were on the list this year.

    1. 1994 Honda Accord
    2. 1998 Honda Civic
    3. 2006 Ford Pickup (full size)
    4. 1991 Toyota Camry
    5. 2000 Dodge Caravan
    6. 1994 Acura Integra
    7. 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (full size)
    8. 2004 Dodge Pickup (full size)
    9. 2002 Ford Explorer
    10. 1994 Nissan Sentra

    2010

    Continuing on from 2009, the 1994 Honda Accord, 1995 Honda Civic, and 1991 Toyota Camry again swept the top spots, with the 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (full-size) and 1997 Ford F150 Series/Pickup rounding out the top five.

    1. 1994 Honda Accord
    2. 1995 Honda Civic
    3. 1991 Toyota Camry
    4. 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (full size)
    5. 1997 Ford F150 Series/Pickup
    6. 2004 Dodge Ram
    7. 2000 Dodge Caravan
    8. 1994 Acura Integra
    9. 2002 Ford Explorer
    10. 1999 Ford Taurus

    2009

    The 2009 list remained almost identical to 2008, with Honda cars again the top targets. The 1991 Toyota Camry remained in third, and the new 2009 Toyota Corolla made the list at 10th place among most targeted vehicles.

    1. 1994 Honda Accord
    2. 1995 Honda Civic
    3. 1991 Toyota Camry
    4. 1997 Ford F150 Pickup
    5. 2004 Dodge Ram
    6. 2000 Dodge Caravan
    7. 1994 Chevrolet Pickup (full size)
    8. 1994 Acura Integra
    9. 2002 Ford Explorer
    10. 2009 Toyota Corolla

    2008

    The 1995 Honda Civic dropped back down to second place, while first place was taken over by the 1994 Honda Accord; the 1989 Toyota Camry remained in third.

    From the current decade were the 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup, 2000 Dodge Caravan, and 2002 Ford Explorer.

    1. 1994 Honda Accord
    2. 1995 Honda Civic
    3. 1989 Toyota Camry
    4. 1997 Ford F150 Pickup
    5. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup
    6. 2000 Dodge Caravan
    7. 1996 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
    8. 1994 Acura Integra
    9. 1999 Ford Taurus
    10. 2002 Ford Explorer

    2007

    The 1995 Honda Civic, 1991 Honda Accord, and 1989 Toyota Camry were the top three targets. A brand new model, the 2007 Toyota Corolla, was the 10th most frequently targeted stolen car this year.

    1. 1995 Honda Civic
    2. 1991 Honda Accord
    3. 1989 Toyota Camry
    4. 1997 Ford F-150 Series Pickup
    5. 1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Pickup
    6. 1994 Acura Integra
    7. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup
    8. 1994 Nissan Sentra
    9. 1988 Toyota Pickup
    10. 2007 Toyota Corolla

    2006

    The 1995 Honda Civic and 1991 Honda Accord switched places from 2005, coming in at first and second, respectively.

    1. 1995 Honda Civic
    2. 1991 Honda Accord
    3. 1989 Toyota Camry
    4. 1997 Ford F150 Series
    5. 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup
    6. 1994 Chevrolet full size CIK 1500 Pickup
    7. 1994 Nissan Sentra
    8. 1994 Dodge Caravan
    9. 1994 Saturn SL
    10. 1990 Acura Integra

    2005

    Like 2004, a Honda car was again the most commonly stolen car, but this time it was the 1991 Honda Accord, with the 1995 Civic coming in second.

    1. 1991 Honda Accord
    2. 1995 Honda Civic
    3. 1989 Toyota Camry
    4. 1994 Dodge Caravan
    5. 1994 Nissan Sentra
    6. 1997 Ford F150 Series
    7. 1990 Acura Integra
    8. 1986 Toyota Pickup
    9. 1993 Saturn SL
    10. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

    2004

    In 2004, the Honda Civic topped the list, while the 1989 Toyota Camry and the 1991 Honda Accord remained second and third on the list.

    1. 1995 Honda Civic
    2. 1989 Toyota Camry
    3. 1991 Honda Accord
    4. 1994 Dodge Caravan
    5. 1994 Chevrolet full size CIK 1500 Pickup
    6. 1997 Ford F150 Series
    7. 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup
    8. 1990 Acura Integra
    9. 1988 Toyota Pickup
    10. 1991 Nissan Sentra

    2003

    The relatively new Honda Civic topped the list in 2003, while throwbacks from the 1980s came in throughout the list.

    1. 2000 Honda Civic
    2. 1989 Toyota Camry
    3. 1991 Honda Accord
    4. 1994 Chevrolet full size CIK 1500 Pickup
    5. 1994 Dodge Caravan
    6. 1997 Ford F150 Series
    7. 1986 Toyota Pickup
    8. 1995 Acura Integra
    9. 1987 Nissan Sentra
    10. 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass

    Preventing Auto Theft

    You can help to prevent your car from being stolen by being vigilant about preventing theft. Always lock your doors, raise your windows, and never leave your car running while you walk away.

    You can also reduce your risk of getting your car stolen by equipping your vehicle with certain anti-theft features, such as an alarm, a kill switch that will keep anyone from starting the car without flipping it on first, or a GPS tracking device that shows where your car is if it’s been taken.

    An extra benefit of adding this equipment to your car is that you’ll likely see a discount from your auto insurance company for doing so.

    For more information on auto thefts in the U.S., you can visit the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s website.