Most Stolen Cars in Florida

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The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB) released its annual Hot Wheels report that identifies the top 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States and the Top 10 most stolen vehicles by state.  The report covers the full calendar year of 2020.

“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.”

TOP 10 MOST STOLEN VEHICLES IN FLORIDA

  1. Ford F-Series Pickups
    • 2,096 F-Series pickups stolen in Florida last year
    • Most popular year stolen:  2006
  2. Nissan Altima
    • 1,278 Altimas stolen in Florida last year
    • Most popular year stolen:  2020
  3. Honda Accord
    • 958 Accords stolen in Florida last year
    • Most popular year stolen: 2018
  4. Toyota Camry
    • 938 Camrys stolen in Florida last year
    • Most popular year stolen: 2020
  5. Toyota Corolla
    • 926 Corollas stolen in Florida last year
    • Most popular year stolen: 2020
  6. Chevrolet Pick-Up (Full Size)
    • 880 stolen in Florida last year
    • Most popular year stolen: 2020
  7. Honda Civic
    • 733 stolen in Florida last year
    • Most popular year stolen: 2019
  8. Chevrolet Malibu
    • 504 stolen in Florida last year
    • Most popular year stolen: 2020
  9. Hyundai Sonata
    • 499 stolen in Florida last year
    • Most popular year stolen: 2011
  10. Ram Pick-Up (Full Size)
    • 494 stolen in Florida last year
    • Most popular year stolen: 2019

Nobody should be surprised that the top selling vehicle in the United States just so happens to be the most stolen.  It’s a numbers game. Plus, the fact that the F-Series is the most popular vehicle in America means that there’s a great base of customers to strip the vehicle and sell the parts to on eBay.

In fact, if you go through the list, you instantly recognize that all the models are among the best selling vehicles in the United States.  However, there’s a big difference between the top year stolen being a 2006, 15 year old F-Series, and a relatively new 2020 Altima.

TOP 10 SELLING VEHICLES YTD

So what are the top selling vehicles in the United States so far this year?  Well, here you go:

  1. Ford F-Series 603,089 units
  2. Toyota RAV4 338,441 units
  3. Honda CR-V 315,533 units
  4. Toyota Camry 274,460 units
  5. Honda Civic 229,974 units
  6. Toyota Highlander 225,667 units
  7. Toyota Corolla 200,369 units
  8. Ford Explorer 180,888 units
  9. Honda Accord 173,374 units
  10. Mazda CX-5 143,012 units

TOP 10 STOLEN VEHICLES NATIONWIDE

Nationally, there are some variations in the top stolen vehicles.

  1. Ford F-Series 44,014 units
  2. Chevy Pickup 40,968 units
  3. Honda Civic 34,144 units
  4. Honda Accord 30,814 units
  5. Toyota Camry 16,915 units
  6. Nissan Altima 14,668 units
  7. GMC Pick-up 13,016 units
  8. Toyota Corolla 12,516 units
  9. Honda CR-V 12,309 units
  10. Dodge RAM Pick-up 11,991 units

This is interesting as we see that nationally, both Ford and Chevy have over 40,000 units stolen.  But in Florida the F-Series was stolen more often than the Chevy by a ratio greater than 2 to 1.

PROTECT YOUR CAR

If you take an F-150 and park it near NW 79th Street and 27th Avenue and leave the car unlocked with the keys inside, chances are it won’t be there in 24 hours.  Folks, take your keys with you and lock your car.  It’s a known fact some thieves walk through parking lots testing all the cars until they find the one car that left their car unlocked.

Next, consider getting an alarm system.  No thief wants attention drawn to them.  Add an alarm or anti-theft device and use common sense when parking your car and you’re likely to have the car waiting for you when you return.

 

 

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