1994 Honda Accord tops list of stolen cars for 2010
Six of the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States in 2010 were from American automakers, but for the third consecutive year, the 1994 Honda Accord was the most stolen car, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
|For the third consecutive year, the 1994 Honda Accord was the most stolen vehicle in the country.|
In fact, the five most stolen cars on the list were 1990s models — proof that thieves like to steal cars and sell them for their parts, experts say. For instance, of the 52,000 Honda Accords stolen in 2010, more than 44,000 were models from the 1990s, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
The nonprofit bureau released its annual report of the 10 most stolen vehicles on Aug. 2.
“Naturally, the older vehicles are just easier to steal than the newer models,” bureau spokesman Frank Scafidi tells InsuranceQuotes.com. “Additionally, the parts from these older vehicles are much more valuable than the complete car, making them prized targets for chop-shop operators and those who feed the black market for stolen auto parts.”
Preliminary FBI statistics show a 7.2 percent decrease in the number of vehicles stolen in 2010 compared with 2009.
Here is the list of the 10 most stolen cars in 2010:
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.
Comprehensive insurance coverage, which is optional, covers auto theft.