In its annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report, vehicle recovery systems inventor LoJack Corp. said that the Honda Accord has been topping the list for five consecutive years now. Rounding out the top 10 are Honda Civic, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Silverado, Acura Integra, Cadillac Escalade, Ford F350, Nissan Altima and Chevrolet Tahoe.
The list was based on the number of stolen vehicles equipped with a vehicle recovery system.
A similar report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau showed that the 1996 Honda Accord is the most stolen make and model with more than 8,600 thefts.
LoJack Vice President of Law Enforcement Patrick Clancy told ABC News that the Honda Accord “continues to be a top seller at car dealerships throughout the United States for a variety of reasons, including their reliability.” This also means that more and more Accords get on the road year after year. Some of these get into accidents and need parts for repairs.
Clancy said that parts are interchangeable between several model years. Thieves get up to three times the value of a vehicle if they sell it for parts. With increased demands for parts, stealing popular vehicles such as the Accord is a lucrative business for thieves.
LoJack’s report also showed that the top 10 states with the most number of thefts and recoveries in 2013 include California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Arizona, Georgia and Washington.