Most Stolen Cars in America

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America’s Most Wanted — By Car Thieves
Every year the National Insurance Crime Bureau releases its findings on the most stolen cars in America. The “Hot Wheels” report analyzes 2021 vehicle theft data submitted to the National Crime Information Center by law enforcement agencies around the country. According to the NICB, vehicle thefts were up by eight percent in 2021 versus a year earlier to almost 1 million vehicles stolen. Not surprisingly, this list corresponds closely to America’s best-selling vehicles. Full-size pickup trucks continue to top the list, making up 14 percent of all vehicles stolen in America last year. The NICB attributes this increased theft rate to the high value of used cars. “Used car values are at historical highs,” said David Glawe, President and CEO of NICB. “We have seen a nearly 35% increase in used car values over the last two years due to supply chain issues and inflation. Stolen cars can be shipped overseas and resold or broken down for valuable used car parts here in the U.S.,” Glawe observed. What follows are the most stolen cars during calendar year 2021, as well as each vehicle’s most commonly stolen model year.

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