February 23, 2005
Dude, Where's my Camry?
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB®), the most popular sedans -- the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Taurus are particularly attractive targets for thieves, along with sport utility vehicles (SUVs), pickup trucks, and mini-vans. In other words, they are saying that all cars are vulnerable to theft with the exception of the station wagon. Perhaps with the advent of the new Doge Magnum, thieves will learn to love all cars, and not discriminate on the social stigma that comes with driving a station wagon.
The NICB®, using data reported by its member insurance companies, has compiled a list of the 10 vehicles most frequently reported stolen in the U.S. in 2002. That top 10 includes:
1. Toyota Camry
2. Honda Accord
3. Honda Civic
4. Chevrolet Full Size C/K pick-up
5. Ford Full Size Pickup (150/250/350)
6. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
7. Oldsmobile Cutlass/Supreme/Ciera
8. Dodge Caravan/Grand Caravan
9. Ford Taurus
10. Toyota Corolla
Source: National Insurance Crime Bureau. Where Is My Car? The NICB List of America's Most Stolen Vehicles (February 26, 2004).
Posted by Tom Troceen