NICB Reports Drop in Number of Car Thefts
The Hot Wheels: America’s 10 Most Stolen Vehicles report reveals a 50-50 split between domestic and imported cars.
August 20, 2014
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released its annual “Hot Wheels” report, which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2013.
“The drop in thefts is good news for all of us,” said NICB’s president and CEO, Joe Wehrle. “But it still amounts to a vehicle being stolen every 45 seconds and losses of over $4 billion a year. That’s why we applaud the vehicle manufacturers for their efforts to improve anti-theft technology and pledge to continue to work with our insurance company members and law enforcement to identify and seek vigorous prosecution of the organized criminal rings responsible for so many of these thefts.”
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