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As a person with insight to why cars are stolen. The majority are stolen for parts, demand dictates any market including stolen cars.
Many things dictate the market, what is stolen in LA doesn't mean that is the same for Oregon or Texas, Oregon market has subaru on it's list of most stolen because people desire them in that area, or the auto companies flood that market with that vehicle in that area.
Texas, That area has mainly trucks on their top list, no big surprise there.
For the person that thinks BMW or other top end vehicles are a better bet because of security, lol, no, a professional thief has no problem relieving you of your Beemer or any other vehicle.
Again as market will bear, there are less high end so the need to steal them is less, especially in the midwest where they are few, but the SUV are there, hell everywhere so there is a larger market.
Not to go on, but most would be surprised at how flooded the market is with stolen parts.
Chances are, if your car is repaired after an accident half the parts come from a stolen stripped vehicle.
From wrecking yards who supply the majority of replacement parts, to repair shops themselves, it's very few who turn down the lure of the easy money involved, even if they simply don't inquire where the parts came from, to those who fully know.
Simple fact; if a thief wants your ride they will find a way,
top 3 models are fords. In high demand, or are the locking systems easiest to defeat?
I would believe that one of the reasons they are most stolen is because there are more of them out there to be stolen.