why is the honda accord the most stolen car

NICBs Hot Wheels: Americas 10 Most Stolen Vehicles Two Honda models contribute 42 percent of all top 10 thefts DES PLAINES, Ill. , July 12, 2017
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today 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 2016. Included with todays release is a list of the top 25 2016 vehicle makes and models that were reported stolen in calendar year 2016. While Honda Accords and Civics dominate this annual list, they are older, pre-smart key production models. Since the introduction of smart keys and other anti-theft technology, Honda thefts have fallen precipitously. As the list of top 25 most stolen 2016 model year vehicles shows, there were only 493 thefts of Accords last year. Technology is working, but complacency can defeat it. While thefts are down dramatically since their all-time high in 1992, thousands of vehicles continue to be stolen each year because owners leave their keys or fobs in the vehicles and that invites theft. For 2016, the most stolen vehicles* in the nation were: See the video. The following are the top 10 2016 model year vehicles stolen during calendar year 2016: The increase in vehicle thefts over the past two years should be a reminder that drivers must do their part to protect their vehicles, said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle.


Anti-theft systems in newer model cars and trucks are excellent, but they dont work if you dont use them. Far too many thefts occur because the vehicle is left unlocked and the key or fob is inside. Taking the time to lock it up every time you leave it can save a whole lot of headache and expense in the long run. Vehicle theft is a severe economic hardship for its victimsespecially if a vehicle is uninsured. That is why NICB continues to advise all drivers to review our four Layers of Protection: Common Sense: Lock your car and take your keys. Its simple enough, but many thefts occur because owners make it easy for thieves to steal their cars. Warning Device: Having and using a visible or audible warning device is another item that can ensure that your car remains where you left it. Immobilizing Device: Generally speaking, if your vehicle cant be started, it cant be stolen. Kill switches, fuel cut-offs and smart keys are among the devices that are extremely effective. Tracking Device: A tracking device emits a signal to the police or to a monitoring station when the vehicle is stolen. Tracking devices are very effective in helping authorities recover stolen vehicles.


Some systems employ telematics, which combine GPS and wireless technologies to allow remote monitoring of a vehicle. If the vehicle is moved, the system will alert the owner and the vehicle can be tracked via computer. Considering a used vehicle purchase? Check out VINCheck^, a free vehicle history service for consumers. Since 2005, NICB has offered this limited service made possible by its participating member companies. *This report reflects stolen vehicle data contained in NCIC and present in the NCIC mirror image when accessed by NICB on March 23, 2017. NCIC records may contain errors based on inaccurate entries submitted by reporting agencies. Full size pickups include half ton and larger capacity models for all makes. It's a lot harder to steal a Honda Accord or a Honda Civic than it used to be. In 2016, more than 7,500 Honda Accords from 1997 and 7,500 Honda Civics from 1998 were stolen, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's. The number of thefts of 2016 Honda Accords? 493. For years, the Accord and the Civic had topped the annual list of most stolen cars in the U. S. put out by the National Insurance Crime Bureau -- mostly because there are so many of them on the road. In 2016, both models topped the list again. But the data -- which the NICB receives from the FBI -- shows that older models are still getting swiped, while newer models are stolen at much lower levels.


The 2016 Honda Civic didn't even make the list of the 25 most stolen 2016 models. The difference: better security, according to the NICB. "It's mostly due to advances in anti-theft technology," NICB spokesman Frank Scafidi said. Honda rolled out the first generation of smart keys in 1998, Scafidi said, and the number of thefts dropped off sharply after that. Honda did not comment on the specific report, but said it rolled out keys with secure chips on the Accord in 1998 and the Civic in 2001. Of course, technology doesn't solve everything. "The increase in vehicle thefts over the past two years should be a reminder that drivers must do their part to protect their vehicles," NICB CEO Joe Wehrle said in a statement. That means taking care not to leave your keys inside, Scafidi said. The NICB put out another report last October that said almost 150,000 vehicle thefts reported between 2013 and 2015 were accomplished using the vehicle's key. Here are the top 10 most stolen vehicles in the U. S. in 2016 (the model year most stolen is in parentheses). 1. Honda Accord (1997) 2. Honda Civic (1998) 3. Ford Pickup (2006) 4. Chevrolet Pickup (2004) 5. Toyota Camry (2016) 6. Nissan Altima (2015) 7. Dodge Pickup (2001) 8. Toyota Corolla (2015) 9. Chevrolet Impala (2008) 10. Jeep Cherokee / Grand Cherokee (2000)

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