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Honda Accord Is America's Most Stolen Car


Just the Facts:
  • The Honda Accord is the darling of car thieves, according to a new Hot Wheels report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
  • The Honda Civic is America's second-most stolen car.
  • The 2013 Nissan Altima is the top 2013 model-year vehicle stolen during 2013, the report said.

DES PLAINES, Illinois — The Honda Accord is the darling of car thieves, according to a new Hot Wheels report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

The Honda Civic is America's second-most stolen car. Other vehicles on the top 10 list include full-size Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge pickup trucks, the Toyota Camry, Dodge Caravan and Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee. The Toyota Corolla and Nissan Altima are also popular with thieves.

The 2013 Nissan Altima is the top 2013 model-year vehicle stolen during 2013, the report said. The 2013 Ford Fusion came in second in this category.

The report said 53,995 Accords were stolen in 2013, most of them from model years 1997 or earlier.

There is a "50-50 split between domestic and import" vehicles on the list.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau is a trade group for auto insurers and lenders.

Engine immobilizer systems that make it difficult to start a car without the ignition key have put the brakes on thefts of newer models, experts say. The FBI predicts a reduction in national vehicle thefts of 3.2 percent for 2014. The peak year for vehicle thefts was 1991 with 1,661,738.

Edmunds says: If you own an older Honda Accord, better lock it up tight.

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