NICB: Pickups Top Stolen Vehicles List

By Staff Writer October 19, 2021

The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its annual Hot Wheels report identifying the top 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States in 2020. For the second year in a row, the Ford full size pick-up was the model most targeted by thieves, followed by the Chevrolet full size pick-up, which supplanted the formerly second-place Honda Civic.

“Auto thefts saw a dramatic increase in 2020 versus 2019 in part due to the pandemic, an economic downturn, law enforcement realignment, depleted social and schooling programs, and, in still too many cases, owner complacency,” said David Glawe, president and CEO of the NICB. “For many people, a car is the second largest investment they will ever make behind a home. No matter what kind of vehicle you have, take steps to protect your investment – lock your car and take your keys.”

Thefts for all models in the top 10 were up in 2020 compared to 2019, but only Ford, Chevrolet, and GMC full size pick-ups and the Honda CR-V saw double digit theft increase percentages. In this year’s list, six of the top 10 most stolen vehicles were Japanese models.

Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in 2020

#

Vehicle Make & Model

Thefts

Increase from 2019

Most Common Model Year Stolen

1

Ford Full Size Pick-up

44,014

13.0%

2006

2

Chevrolet Full Size Pick-up

  40,968 

25.7%

2004

3

Honda Civic

34,144

2.8%

2000

4

Honda Accord

30,814

0.2%

1997

5

Toyota Camry

16,915

8.0%

2019

6

Nissan Altima

14,668

9.8%

2020

7

GMC Full Size Pick-up

13,016

16.6%

2005

8

Toyota Corolla

12,515

3.1%

2020

9

Honda CR-V

12,309

21.9%

2000

10

Dodge Full Size Pick-up

11,991

6.2%

2001

 

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