The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released it findings for the most common vehicles which were stolen during the year 2013. This data is very useful to car owners and perspective car owners alike. A vehicle that is listed higher on this list for vehicle thefts may be more costly for you to insure. In addition, if your car is one being targeted highly by automotive thieves then you may want to take extra precautions which will help to prevent your vehicle from becoming just another statistic.
Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles 2013
1. Honda Accord (53,995 Thefts)
2. Honda Civic (45,001 Thefts)
3. Chevrolet Pickup (27,809 Thefts)
4. Ford Pickup (26,494 Thefts)
5. Toyota Camry (14,420 Thefts)
6. Dodge Pickup (11,347 Thefts)
7. Dodge Caravan (10,911 Thefts)
8. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee (9,272 Thefts)
9. Toyota Corolla (9,010 Thefts)
10. Nissan Altima (8,892 Thefts)
Whether or not your vehicle is on the list above, you may want to consider a few steps that you can take to make your vehicle a less desirable target for thieves. The first and most obvious step is to lock your vehicle whenever you leave it. Even if you are just leaving the car for a second, that is all it takes for a thief to be driving down the road with your vehicle. Removing all valuables from plain sight is also a recommended action, this makes it less likely for thieves to want to access your car. In the case that you do not have a transponder car key, you may want to consider using a steering wheel club so that even if a thief can start the car, they will not be able to operate it. Lastly, know the area where you are parking your car and, if possible, park in a well-lit area that can deter thieves. Whether your car is on the list for most stolen cars in 2013 or not, it is wise to take precautionary steps that prevent thieves from targeting your car.