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Are you driving one of the top 10 most stolen cars? The National Insurance Crime Bureau just published its annual Hot Wheels vehicle theft report. The report includes a very through look about which cars are stolen and how often.
Without further ado, here is the top 10 list of most stolen vehicles:
The Highway Loss Data Institute, which uses different data to calculate its format, came up with a different list of cars for their top five. HLDI is part of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Top five:
The good news is that both groups agree that the rate of vehicle theft had fallen yet again. This continues a six year streak of a falling vehicle theft. According to the Hot Wheels report, in 2008, 956,846 vehicles were reported stolen, which was the lowest annual total in over 20 years. For 2009 the number is even lower at 794,616.
According to the report many of the stolen vehicles that are stolen are chopped up and sold for parts. An interesting fact cited by Joe Wehrle: of the 97,655 vehicles stolen and not recovered, only 38 percent had insurance coverage. In those cases the owners were left out completely in the cold.
The report also provides information on four tied layers of protection:
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