Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Honda Civic | Total thefts: 388 (Photo: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Dodge Journey | Total thefts: 408 (Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Chevrolet Impala | Total thefts: 423 (Photo: Jim R. Bounds/Bloomberg News)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Chevrolet Camaro | Total thefts: 431 (Photor: Nick Hagen/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Hyundai Accent | Total thefts: 432 (Photo: Troy Harvey/Bloomberg)

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Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Nissan Versa | Total thefts: 433 (Photo: Mark Elias/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Chevrolet Cruze | Total thefts: 449 (Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Ford Explorer | Total thefts: 452 (Photo: Tomohiro) Ohsumi/Bloomberg
4. Vehicle: Chevrolet | Score: 115 (ranking based on problems per 100 vehicles) (Photo: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Ford Escape | Total thefts: 488 (Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

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Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Dodge Charger | Total thefts: 489 (Photo: Hasan Sarbakhshian/Bloomberg )
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Jeep Grand Cherokee | Total thefts: 491 (Photo: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Nissan Rogue | Total thefts: 504 (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Nissan Sentra | Total thefts: 583 (Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Honda Accord | Total thefts: 725 (Photo: Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

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9. Vehicle: Hyundai | Score: 124 (ranking based on problems per 100 vehicles) (Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: GMC Savana | Total thefts: 774 (Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Toyota Corolla | Total thefts: 832 (Photo: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Ram Pickup (Full Size) | Total thefts: 835 (Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Ford Pickup (Full Size) | Total thefts: 842 (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Ford Fusion | Total thefts: 874 (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Hyundai Elantra | Total thefts: 929 (Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: GMC Pickup (Full Size) | Total thefts: 957 (Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Toyota Camry | Total thefts: 1,100 (Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)
Vehicle year: 2017 | Make/Model: Nissan Altima | Total thefts: 1,153 (Photo: Michael Noble Jr./Bloomberg)

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has identified the 25 most stolen vehicles in the United States in its annual Hot Wheels report. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2017.

Even with the slight increases in the last few years, the national vehicle theft problem today is at levels not seen since 1967. Enhancements in vehicle security and manufacturing are having a positive impact, but thousands of vehicles continue to be stolen each year because owners leave their keys or fobs in their vehicles.

Related: Three-quarters of Americans don’t recognize this basic car warning symbol

Tips to avoid a jam

Vehicle theft is an economic hardship for its victims — especially if a vehicle is uninsured. Here are four tips from NICB.

  • Lock your car and take your keys. It’s simple enough, but many thefts occur because owners make it easy for thieves to steal their cars.
  • Having and using a visible or audible warning device is another item that can ensure that your car remains where you left it.
  • Generally speaking, if your vehicle can’t be started, it can’t be stolen. “Kill” switches, fuel cut-offs and smart keys are among the devices that are extremely effective.
  • A tracking device emits a signal to the police or to a monitoring station when the vehicle is stolen. Tracking devices are very effective in helping authorities recover stolen vehicles. Some systems employ “telematics,” which combine GPS and wireless technologies to allow remote monitoring of a vehicle. If the vehicle is moved, the system will alert the owner and the vehicle can be tracked via computer.

The slideshow above reveals the 25 most stolen vehicles in 2017.

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