Top 10 Cars That Get Stolen Every Year
Cars that get stolen often tend to have higher insurance rates so it makes sense to pay attention to this if your goal is to save money.
According to LoJack, the Honda Accord, Civic and Toyota Camry were the most stolen and recovered vehicles of 2010.
Older model years are popular targets for car thieves, though LoJack does see a growing segment of thieves targeting newer vehicles.
Popular newer vehicles include the 2007 Camry and Cadillac Escalade.
Southern California, Texas and Florida experience the most larceny.
Electronic vehicle tracking systems, such as LoJack and Onstar, can help improve recovery rates while car alarms and “kill switches” could help prevent theft, too.
Most Stolen and Recovered Vehicles by Make & Model:
1. Honda Accord
2. Honda Civic
3. Toyota Camry
4. Acura Integra
5. Cadillac Escalade
6. Toyota Corolla
7. Ram pickup
8. Nissan Altima
9. Nissan Maxima
10. Chevrolet Tahoe
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- Gregg Fidan
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