CHICAGO – The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) issued its annual Hot Wheels report today showing the top 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States last year.
For the second year in a row, trucks lead all stolen vehicles with Ford full-sized pick-ups most targeted by thieves, followed by Chevy pickups.
“Auto thefts saw a dramatic increase in 2020 versus 2019 in part due to the pandemic, an economic downturn, law enforcement realignment, depleted social and schooling programs, and, in still too many cases, owner complacency,” said David Glawe, president, and CEO of the NICB. “For many people, a car is the second largest investment they will ever make behind a home. No matter what kind of vehicle you have, take steps to protect your investment – lock your car and take your keys.”
The Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in 2020 included:
|#||Vehicle Make/Model||Thefts||Increase from|
|1||Ford Full Size Pick-up||44,014||13.0%||2006|
|2||Chevrolet Full Size Pick-up||40,968||25.7%||2004|
|7||GMC Full Size Pick-up||13,016||16.6%||2005|
|10||Dodge Full Size Pick-up||11,991||6.2%||2001|
NICB recommends using common sense to avoid most thefts, including removing keys from your ignition, locking doors and parking in well lit areas.