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The Vehicles Most Likely to be Stolen

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Taking the Wheels

Is your car more likely than others to disappear? Possibly — if you drive one of the cars on this list, at least. The National Insurance Crime Bureau crunched the most recent data (from 2020) to find the cars that are most likely to be stolen nationwide. From full-size pickups to compact sedans, here are the vehicles that give a new meaning to the phrase “hot wheels."

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Ram 1500

10. Dodge Full-Size Pickup

Reported thefts: 11,991

The first of four kinds of full-size pickups to make this list, Dodge trucks were stolen 6.2% more in 2020 than 2019, and the 2001 model year was the most likely to go missing. 

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Private Car Honda CRV City Suv Car

9. Honda CR-V

Reported thefts: 12,309

A family-favorite SUV, Honda’s CR-V saw a substantial 21.9% increase in thefts from 2019 to 2020. CR-Vs from the 2000 model year were the most likely to be stolen.

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2021 Toyota Corolla

8. Toyota Corolla

Reported thefts: 12,515

This practical small sedan was stolen 3.1% more in 2020 than in 2019, and thieves were most likely to go for a shiny new 2020 model. 

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2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Pickup Truck

7. GMC Full-Size Pickup

Reported thefts: 13,016

Thefts of GMC’s rough-and-ready full-size pickup were up 16.6% in 2020, and the 2005 model year was the most frequently stolen.

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Nissan Altima Coupe

6. Nissan Altima

Reported thefts: 14,668

Nissan’s only car to make the most-stolen list, the Altima was swiped 9.8% more in 2020 than in 2019. Thieves had a penchant for a newer set of wheels, stealing the 2020 model year the most. 

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Car in front of warehouse storage units.

4. Honda Accord

Reported thefts: 30,814

This ubiquitous Honda saw only a 0.2% increase in thefts from 2019. Thieves most liked to kick it old-school with the 1997 model year, likely because late ‘90s vehicles were among the last to be made without anti-theft technology, according to NICB.

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3. Honda Civic

Reported thefts: 34,144

The Accord’s smaller sibling gets the dubious honor of being 2020’s most-stolen sedan, and it saw a 2.8% increase in thefts from 2019. The 2000 model year was thieves’ most common target.

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Black Chevrolet Silverado

2. Chevrolet Full-Size Pickup

Reported thefts: 40,968  

Chevy pickups became a major target for thieves in 2020 — they were stolen 25.7% more than in 2019, which represents the biggest increase on NICB’s top 10 list. The most-stolen model: 2004.

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2020 Ford F-250 Pickup Truck

1. Ford Full-Size Pickup

Reported thefts: 44,014

The Ford F-150 is the most popular vehicle in America; turns out Ford’s full-size pickups are also a favorite of thieves, an “honor” bestowed for the second year in a row. Thefts are up 13% from 2019, and the 2006 model year is the most commonly stolen. 

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Most Stolen Cars By State

For the most part, each state’s most-stolen vehicle is also on the top 10 list overall. The three exceptions: The Dodge Charger (most stolen in Michigan), the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee (most stolen in Illinois) and the Subaru Impreza (most stolen in Vermont).

  • Chevrolet Full-Size Pick-up: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas 

  • Dodge Charger: Michigan 

  • Ford Full-Size Pick-up: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming 

  • Honda Accord: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia 

  • Honda Civic: California, Hawaii, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin 

  • Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee: Illinois 

  • Nissan Altima: Delaware 

  • Subaru Impreza: Vermont