If you own a Ford or Chevrolet pickup truck, you may want to keep your eyes peeled — they’re the most stolen cars in America.
Both of those vehicles were reported stolen more than 40,000 times in 2020, according to a the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Two other pickup models were among the top 10 most stolen cars that year, as was the most popular car of all-time. Interestingly, the most commonly stolen vehicle in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island was the same: Honda Accord.
Car theft of all makes and models was up in 2020, the NICB reports. “Auto thefts saw a dramatic increase in 2020 versus 2019 in part due to the pandemic, an economic downturn, law enforcement realignment, depleted social and schooling programs, and, in still too many cases, owner complacency,” said David Glawe, president and CEO of the NICB. “For many people, a car is the second largest investment they will ever make behind a home. No matter what kind of vehicle you have, take steps to protect your investment – lock your car and take your keys.”
So, is your car also the apple of a robber’s eye?
The 10 Most Frequently Stolen Vehicles in 2020
- Ford Pickup (full-size)
- Chevrolet Pickup (full-size)
- Honda Civic
- Honda Accord
- Toyota Camry
- Nissan Altima
- GMC Pick-up (full-size)
- Toyota Corolla
- Honda CR-V
- Dodge Pickup (full-size)
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