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2015 Hot Wheels: The Most Stolen Vehicles in America

2015 Hot Wheels: The Most Stolen Vehicles in America

The National Insurance Crime Bureau is out with its annual “Hot Wheels” list.

Overall, the Honda Accord, Honda Civic and Ford Pickup are the three most stolen vehicles in America. NICB researchers say thieves continue to target Accord and Civics made in the 1990s, before anti-theft technology made them more difficult to steal. More than 100,000 of them were stolen in 2015.

The most stolen 2015 models last year are the Nissan Altima, Chrysler 200 and Toyota Camry.

Here’s an infographic with some of the study’s highlights. You can also check out a state by state report here. 

nicb most stolen vehicles 2015

Here are the NICB’s tips to keep your vehicle from being stolen when you’re not looking.

Common Sense: Lock your car and take your keys. It’s simple enough, but many thefts occur because owners make it easy for thieves to steal their cars.

Warning Device: Having and using a visible or audible warning device is another item that can ensure that your car remains where you left it.

Immobilizing Device: Generally speaking, if your vehicle can’t be started, it can’t be stolen. “Kill” switches, fuel cut-offs and smart keys are among the devices that are extremely effective.

Tracking Device: A tracking device emits a signal to the police or to a monitoring station when the vehicle is stolen. Tracking devices are very effective in helping authorities recover stolen vehicles. Some systems employ “telematics,” which combine GPS and wireless technologies to allow remote monitoring of a vehicle. If the vehicle is moved, the system will alert the owner and the vehicle can be tracked via computer.

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