CANTON, Mass., March 6, 2012 – LoJack Corporation released its third annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report, highlighting results from its 2011 recoveries that provide valuable information on the ongoing issue of auto theft.  In 2011, the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System helped recover 10,261 stolen vehicles. Hondas topped the list of imports recovered, with the Honda Accord ranking as LoJack’s most stolen and recovered vehicle. The Cadillac Escalade was the most recovered domestic vehicle.

90 percent of LoJack-equipped cars, light trucks and SUVs that were reported stolen in 2011 were recovered compared to the national average of 56 percent.

Following are key findings from LoJack’s 2011 Vehicle Theft Recovery Report:

Most Stolen and Recovered Vehicles by Make & Model:

2011 Ranking                                        2010 Ranking

1. Honda Accord                                              1

2. Toyota Camry                                               3

3. Honda Civic                                                  2

4. Acura Integra                                                4

5. Toyota Corolla                                              6

6. Nissan Altima                                              8

7. Nissan Maxima                                           9

8. Cadillac Escalade                                      5

9. Chevrolet Tahoe                                        10

10. Ford F250 Pick Up                               (New)

The list below includes the top five stolen vehicles that were recovered and are five years old or less.  It should be noted that some of these vehicles are equipped with tracking devices that utilize GPS and cellular technology.

Most Stolen and Recovered Vehicles by Year, Make & Model (Less than 5 Yrs. Old)

2011                                                                   2010

1. 2007 Toyota Camry                                       1

2. 2010 Toyota Corolla                                 (New)

3. 2007 Cadillac Escalade                              4

4. 2009 Toyota Camry                                       2

5. 2007 Toyota Corolla                                 (New)

Most Stolen and Recovered Vehicles: 2011 Model Year

1. Toyota Camry

2. Mercedes-Benz C300

3. Ford F-350 Series

4. Honda Civic

5. Toyota Corolla

States with the Most Stolen and Recovered Vehicles:

2011 Ranking                                                   2010 Ranking

1. California                                                                 1

2. Texas                                                                        2

3. Florida                                                                      3

4. New York                                                                  4

5. New Jersey                                                              6

6. Massachusetts                                                        5

7. Maryland                                                                   8

8. Arizona                                                                      7

9. Georgia                                                                     9

10. Nevada                                                                  10

Interesting Recovery Factoids:

  • Oldest Stolen Vehicle Recovered: 1948 Chevy Fleetline
  • Most Expensive Stolen Vehicle Recovered: 2010 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, worth approximately $116,825
  • First Recovery of the Year: 2008 Nissan Altima on Jan 1st at 2:20 a.m.
  • Last Recovery of the Year: 1995 Honda Accord on Dec 31st at 11:19 p.m.
  • Percentage Increase of Stolen Hybrids Recovered in 2011 versus 2010: 19%
  • Average NADA Value of Stolen and Recovered Vehicles: $11,850
  • Most Common Colors: White, Silver, Black, Gray and Blue

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