NICB Announces 10 Most Stolen Cars in 2018

17 Dec 2019

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released it’s yearly report on November 19, 2019 on the 10 most stolen vehicles in the U.S.

The Honda Civic was the car most stolen in 2018 with over 38,000 stolen cars in 2017. The 1997 Honda Accord was the second most stolen car and coming in third place was the 2006 Ford pickup truck.

The report shows the 10 most stolen vehicles nationwide for 2018 were:

Rank: 1

Made/Model: Honda Civic

Most Stolen Model Year and # Thefts: 2000 with 5,290 stolen

Total Model Thefts: 38,426

Rank: 2

Made/Model: Honda Accord

Most Stolen Model Year and # Thefts: 1997 with 5,029 stolen

Total Model Thefts: 36,815


Rank: 3

Made/Model: Ford Pickup (Full Size)

Most Stolen Model Year and # Thefts: 2006 with 3,173 stolen

Total Model Thefts: 36,355


Rank: 4

Made/Model: Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)

Most Stolen Model Year and # Thefts: 2004 with 2,097 stolen

Total Model Thefts: 31,566


Rank: 5

Made/Model: Toyota Camry

Most Stolen Model Year and # Thefts: 2017 with 1,144 stolen

Total Model Thefts: 16,906


Rank:  6

Made/Model: Nissan Altima

Most Stolen Model Year and # Thefts: 2017 with 1,451

Total Model Thefts: 13,284


Rank: 7

Made/Model: Toyota Corolla

Most Stolen Model Year and # Thefts: 2017 with 1,034 stolen

Total Model Thefts: 12,388


Rank: 8

Made/Model:  GMC Pickup (Full Size)

Most Stolen Model Year and # Thefts: 2018 with 1,170

Total Model Thefts: 11,708


Rank: 9

Made/Model: Dodge Pickup (Full Size)

Most Stolen Model Year and # Thefts: 2001 with 1,155 stolen

Total Model Thefts: 11,226

Rank: 10

Made/Model: Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee

Most Stolen Model Year and # Thefts: 2000 with 646 stolen

Total Model Thefts: 9,818

You can visit the NICB’s website for the complete list of top stolen vehicles in 2018.

Protect Your Vehicle with the “Four Layers of Protection”

NICB suggests you follow these four protection layers to protect your vehicle from being stolen:

  1. Apply common sense: Close and lock your doors and windows, remove keys from the vehicle’s ignition and park in areas that are well-lit.
  2. Use a warning device: Choose vehicles with audible or visible devices like brake locks, VIN etching, steering column collars, theft-deterrent decals, wheel locks, brake pedal and steering wheel lock and more.
  3. Install an immobilizing device: Choose vehicles with immobilizing devices that prevent thieves from bypassing the vehicle’s ignition and hot-wiring the vehicle. These include fuse cut-offs, smart keys, kill switches, fuel pump, starter and ignition disablers and wireless ignition authentication.
  4. Use a GPS tracking device: Protect your vehicle with a tracking device that sends a signal to police when your vehicle is stolen. GPS tracking devices can track your vehicle via computer and help police recover your stolen vehicle.

If you must buy one of these “most stolen” vehicles, be sure you guard against theft by following these above four layers of protection. And, if you’re interested in getting a GPS tracking device for your car, call us here at LiveViewGPS at 1-888-544-0494 and we will help you select the best one for your need.

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