Auto theft affects everyone; from the victims and unsuspected buyers of stolen cars to the insurance companies, taxpayers and more. Stolen cars typically end up in chop shops; containers at ports in Canada or overseas; other crime scenes; abandoned locations; or unsuspecting buyers.
Statistics on the frequency of auto theft for every car in market is what insurance companies use to help determine how high the odds are that your car will be stolen. Certain cars continuously make the top most stolen list, and these cars will likely cost more to insure. If your car is on this list, shopping around for car insurance quotes will definitely help. While anti-theft devices can help to reduce the risk of theft and thus bring down your insurance rates, a car that is commonly stolen will continue to carry a higher premium. This is just one of the many statistics that a car insurance company uses to determine rates.
See article on: how cars are rated and how it affects insurance premiums.
If Canadian thieves are anything like thieves in the USA, then we should pay close attention to the cars on this list.
Most stolen cars in the USA in 2012
1. Honda Accord (58,596 total thefts)
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)