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. 

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Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at [email protected].