Each year, tens of thousands of vehicles are stolen. A range of models are nabbed, but, for some reason, car thieves have their favorites. Is your vehicle on the top stolen vehicle list?
Infographic: Top 5 Most Stolen Cars in the US
By Ronnie Polidoro
Remember that movie with Nic Cage where he had to steal 50 cars but only ended up with "49 and an 'alf?" Well it turns out real life isn't like the 2000 film Gone in 60 Seconds where exotic cars are the most stolen vehicles. In real life, it's more like sedans and pick-ups.
According to a new report by worldwide tracking and recovery system company LoJack, the Honda Accord ranks as the most stolen and recovered vehicle for the fifth year in a row.
Of the cars equipped with LoJack, $121 million in stolen vehicles were recovered in 2013. The most expensive vehicle recovered was a 2011 Porsche Panamera valued at $103,400.
The 2013 LoJack Vehicle Theft Recovery Report is gathered from data provided by 27 states via The International Justice And Public Safety Network as well as California law enforcement, and is specific to stolen cars, trucks and SUVs equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System that were recovered between January and December 2013. (end of article)
One thing the infographic and article do not point out is that most of these stolen vehicles are older models, specifically from the mid-90's. Most of the newer vehicles at our Checkered Flag dealerships are now equipped with modern anti-theft technology. For more information, call (757)687-3447.
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