Japanese cars again top the list of most stolen vehicles in the United States with the 1995 Honda Civic the favorite of car thieves in 2004.
The Illinois-based National Insurance Crime Bureau said a vehicle was stolen every 25.5 seconds in the United States last year with 1,237,114 reported stolen -- down 23,357 from 2003.
The 1995 Honda Civic was most stolen, followed by the 1989 Toyota Camry, 1991 Honda Accord, 1994 Dodge Caravan, 1994 Chevrolet full-size C/K 1500 pickup, 1997 Ford F-Series pickup, 2003 Dodge Ram pickup, 1990 Acura Integra, 1988 Toyota pickup and the 1991 Nissan Sentra.
The slight decrease in auto theft is a positive sign, said Robert Bryant, NICB's president and chief executive officer. Now all of us in the fight against vehicle theft and insurance fraud must ensure that we continue the momentum and bring this national crime problem under control.
The annual most-stolen vehicle survey uses auto theft data reported to the non-profit National Crime Information Center.
North Korea Times