10 Top Cars Stolen in Connecticut
In 2011 FBI crime statistics indicate a 3.3 percent reduction in thefts from 2010. The agency said in a press release, “While overall thefts continue to decline, we are seeing a trend toward increases in the thefts of late model vehicles”. “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.”
On the national list, the bureau found that the top three most stolen vehicles in 2011 were the 1994 Honda Accord, the 1998 Honda Civic and the full-size 2006 Ford Pickup.
The top 10 in Connecticut are as follows:
- 1997 Honda Accord
- 1998 Honda Civic
- 1995 Acura Integra
- 1998 Nissan Maxima
- 1999 Toyota Camry
- 1999 Dodge Caravan
- 2005 Nissan Altima
- 1996 Toyota Corolla
- 1997 Full Size Ford Pickup
- 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
So as you can see the majority of the cars stolen are imports. So what makes these cars so popular for thieves? Why don’t thieves steal more valuable luxury cars like Mercedes, Lexus or Cadillac? It is suggested that there is more money in stealing later model foreign cars like Honda and Toyota, as they can scrap the parts to scrap yards and auto body shops much easier. What are your thoughts, could that be the reason for the increased theft of late model vehicles?
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