July 26, 2002

Honda Accord tops Ten Most Stolen cars in U.S.

Westwood, Massachusetts – LoJack Corporation, a maker of wireless stolen vehicle recovery technology, released its list of the top ten most stolen vehicle models for the year 2001 in the U.S.A. The list was compiled from the company’s records of reported vehicle thefts and recoveries throughout last year.

According to LoJack’s data, the ten most stolen cars in 2001 were:

  1. Honda Accord
  2. Toyota Camry
  3. Acura Integra
  4. Nissan Maxima
  5. Honda Civic EX
  6. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  7. Honda Civic SI
  8. Ford Explorer
  9. Toyota Corolla
  10. Honda Civic DX

Car theft in the U.S.A is on the rise for the first time in ten years according to the FBI. FBI statistics show that motor vehicle theft increased 5.9 percent in 2001. Vehicle theft is the costliest property crime in the United States and typically peaks during the months of July and August. In fact, the FBI reports that vehicle theft costs consumers more than U.S.$7.8 billion annually.

The most popular days for thieves to make off with your car, according to the FBI, are Monday, Friday and Saturday, with home driveways and work/shopping parking garages the most likely place.

LoJack recommends that consumers keep copies of their vehicle registration and insurance ID card, both of which include the Vehicle Identification Number needed to report vehicle theft, and keep them in a safe place outside of the vehicle to protect themselves in the event that their car is stolen.

LoJack Corporation is the recognized world-leader in stolen vehicle recovery technology. In the U.S., its stolen vehicle recovery system, utilized by law enforcement agencies, has maintained more than a 90 percent successful recovery rate during the sixteen years it has been available to the consumer. In addition, LoJack is operated by law enforcement and security organizations in more than 20 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Western Hemisphere.

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