NICB Names Most Stolen Vehicles in 2011

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released its Hot Wheels list. This is the list of the 10 most-stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2011. The 1994 Honda Accord was the most stolen vehicle in 2011. The list tends to contain older cars, but the NICB warns that key code thefts are a growing concern.

2011 Most Stolen Vehicles There is concern over an increase in cars that use key code technology.

NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle says, "Today's vehicle thieves are typically professional criminals who have figured out how to get the key code for a specific vehicle, have a replacement key made, and steal the vehicle within a matter of days. We are aware of nearly 300 thefts that took place in the first three months of this year in which we believe replacement keys using illegally obtained key codes were used to steal the vehicle. We are working closely with our member companies, law enforcement, and the vehicle manufacturers to track these illegal key code transactions and stop the thefts or recover the stolen vehicles before they can be resold here or shipped out of the country to be sold overseas."

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Posted on August 22, 2012

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