The Honda Accord is once again (and by far) the most stolen
vehicle in the U.S., the National Insurance Crime Bureau announced
Tuesday in its annual "Hot Wheels" report.
Thieves snatched more than 58,000 of Honda's best-selling
midsize sedan last year, a number rivaled only by the 47,000 or so
Honda Civics that disappeared from driveways and parking lots
across the country.
If you don't drive a Honda Civic or Accord, you may be tempted
to breathe a bit easier. But don't.
In 23 states, the most-stolen vehicle isn't a car, it's a
In news bound to stoke the decades-long Ford vs. Chevy rivalry,
the data show thieves stole more Ford full-size pickups last year
than Chevys. But the big Chevrolet was the most-stolen vehicle in
14 states compared with the Ford's nine.
We turn to Texas for the tie-breaker: Lone Star thieves vote for
And, as a reminder that there is an opportunist for every key
left dangling in an ignition: Felons in four states and the
District of Columbia go for the Dodge Caravan.
The most-stolen cars in every state
Nationwide, these were the most-stolen vehicles by make and
1. Honda Accord (58,596)
2. Honda Civic (47,037)
3. Ford Pickup (Full Size) (26,770)
4. Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) (23,745)
5. Toyota Camry (16,251)
6. Dodge Caravan (11,799)
7. Dodge Pickup (Full Size) (11,755)
8. Acura Integra (9,555)
9. Nissan Altima (9,169)
10. Nissan Maxima (6,947)
By state, the most-stolen vehicles were:
(18 states): Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia,
Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire,
North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah,
Virginia and Washington.
(14 states): Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky,
Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont
and West Virginia.
(9 states): Alaska, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New
Mexico, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.
(4 states plus D.C.): District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland,
Michigan and Wisconsin.
(4 states): Delaware, Hawaii, New Jersey and New York.
(1 state): Rhode Island.
To see a list of the 10 most-stolen vehicles in each state,