Ford tops list of most stolen SUVs
New study reveals most stolen utility vehicles from 2011-2013 model years.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau, having just released its data on motorcycle thefts in 2013, is back again with a new set of numbers focusing on SUV thefts.
For the purposes of this study, the NICB, a nonprofit group of insurance companies, culled information on thefts of new SUVs and crossovers that occurred between the beginning of 2010 and the end of 2013 -- meaning those vehicles from the 2011 through 2013 model years.
Broken down by category, the NICB study shows that crossovers are stolen at a much greater rate than traditional SUVs. Crossover thefts account for 73 percent of 21,711 thefts included in the NICB’s analysis. They also account for nine of the top 10 stolen models in the new NICB report.
1. Ford Escape
2. Ford Edge
3. Ford Explorer
4. Jeep Grand Cherokee
5. Kia Sorrento
6. Chevrolet Traverse
7. Nissan Rogue
8. Honda CR-V
9. Toyota RAV4
10. Chevrolet Equinox
With 3,531 thefts, California was first among the states, with nearly double the number of thefts reported in Florida, the No. 2 state. Michigan, Texas and New York made up the rest of the top five states with the most SUV and crossover thefts from 2010-2013. The NICB report also broke down thefts among core-based statistical areas (CBSA), a designation applied by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to major cities in conjunction with their corresponding metro areas. The top 10 in thefts among CBSAs are as follows:
1. New York/Northern New Jersey/Long Island (NY/NJ/PA)
2. Detroit/Warren/Livonia (MI)
3. Los Angeles/Long Beach/Santa Ana (CA)
4. Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Pompano Beach (FL)
5. Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta (GA)
6. Philadelphia/Camden/Wilmington (PA/NJ/DE/MD)
7. San Francisco/Oakland/Fremont (CA)
8. Washington, DC/Arlington/Alexandria (DC/VA/MD/WV)
9. San Diego/Carlsbad/San Marcos (CA)
10. Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington (TX)
The takeaway from this NICB report seems to be this: Crossover drivers definitely need to be more wary of potential vehicle thefts, but if you drive a Ford crossover and live in California or in the New York area—keep a closer eye.
This was in Brooklyn NY. Glad I am out of that infested city.
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