According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, an automobile is stolen in the United States approximately every 45 seconds, with total losses of over $4 billion a year. One in 200 people will be a victim of automobile theft with higher odds in urban areas. Depending on the make and model of your car, the likelihood of having your car stolen can increase substantially.
Here are the most frequently stolen automobiles:
- Honda Civic
- Honda Accord
- Chevrolet Silverado
- Ford F-150
- Toyota Camry
- Dodge Ram Pickup
Auto Insurance, specifically comprehensive and collision, will go a long way in helping you manage the financial impact of your auto being stolen.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has recognized that although auto theft is declining, the above makes and models are continuously on the “most stolen” lists throughout the years. The reason for the variety of makes and models is attributed to the likelihood that these automobiles are the “easiest” to steal without after-market anti-theft devices, and that the automobiles listed are stolen for the sole purpose of parts.
To prevent your automobile from being stolen, it is suggested that you make your car unattractive to thieves. Install anti-theft devices, lock your doors, tint your windows and always park in well-lit parking lots. Never leave your automobile running and do not make the amateur mistake of using a magnetic key-holder in the undercarriage. Thieves always look for spare keys.
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