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America's 10 most stolen vehicles

“The increase in vehicle thefts over the past two years should be a reminder that drivers must do their part to protect their vehicles,” said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle.  (Photo: Shutterstock)
“The increase in vehicle thefts over the past two years should be a reminder that drivers must do their part to protect their vehicles,” said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. (Photo: Shutterstock)

For many across the country, a car represents a rite of passage. If you're lucky, it will be by your side for years to come. 

But your car's safety is no guarantee. Drivers face exposures ranging from reckless drivers to sheer bad luck. While some risks are easy enough to cancel out, for some the very model car they own is itself a risk. While it's easy to assume the latest cars are at the greatest risk, it turns out older models are very popular amongst thieves.

The latest report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the U.S. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2016. 

While thefts are down since their all-time high in 1992, thousands of vehicles continue to be stolen each year because owners leave their keys or fobs in the vehicles. 

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Frank Scafidi, director of public affairs for the NICB, advises drivers to park in a secure facility since most thefts occur from publicly accessible locations. For owners with cars which predate more modern anti-theft measures, "The Club" is an effective theft deterrent. 

"If owners just take the time to lock their vehicles and take their keys, they'll reduce their theft risk considerably," said Scafidi.

With this in mind, keep reading to see America's 10 most stolen vehicles:

Jeep logo

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10. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee


Model year: 
2000

Number of thefts: 898

Total model thefts: 9,245

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Chevy logo

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9. Chevrolet Impala


Model year: 
2008

Number of thefts: 1,013

Total model thefts: 9,749

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Toyota logo

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8. Toyota Corolla 


Model year: 
2015

Number of thefts: 1,070

Total model thefts: 11,989

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Dodge logo

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7. Dodge Pick-Up (Full Size)


Model year: 
2001

Number of thefts: 1,288

Total model thefts: 12,128

Related: Dodge truck owners accuse Chrysler of VW-like emissions cheating

Nissan logo

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6. Nissan Altima


Model year: 
2015

Number of thefts: 1,673

Total model thefts: 12,221

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Toyota logo

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5. Toyota Camry


Model year: 
2016

Number of thefts: 1,113

Total model thefts: 16,732

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Chevvy logo

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4. Chevrolet Pick-Up (Full Size)


Model year: 
2004

Number of thefts: 2,107

Total model thefts: 31,238

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Ford logo

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3. Ford Pick-Up (Full Size)


Model year: 
2006

Number of thefts: 2.986

Total model thefts: 32,721

Related: Shift to fancy gear knobs in cars draws ire of Consumer Reports

Honda logo

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2. Honda Civic


Model year: 
1998

Number of thefts: 7,578

Total model thefts: 49,547

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Honda logo

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1. Honda Accord


Model year: 
1997

Number of thefts: 7,527

Total model thefts: 50,427

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