Is Your Pickup on the Most Stolen List?

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As sure as the seasons show up one after the other, there will be bad guys wanting to steal your pickup truck. And depending on which state you live in, certain cars and pickups are clearly more attractive than others.

According the to the National Insurance Crime Bureau and its report on the most stolen vehicles in 2015 and most stolen model-year 2015 vehicles, certain pickups seem to be very popular.

Averaged across the country, three of the top 10 most stolen vehicles of any year, make and model are pickup trucks. Unfortunately, NICB does not segregate Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado or Ram pickups into their appropriate half-ton, three-quarter-ton or one-ton configurations, so their respective standings are of the combined numbers. Relatedly, of the most stolen 2015 models in the U.S., only the GMC Sierra (and, we're guessing, Denali) makes the list.

Here are the top 10 most stolen vehicles in the U.S. from January to December 2015.

  1. 1996 Honda Accord
  2. 1998 Honda Civic
  3. 2006 Ford F-Series
  4. 2004 Chevrolet Silverado
  5. 2014 Toyota Camry
  6. 2001 Dodge Ram
  7. 2014 Toyota Corolla
  8. 2015 Nissan Altima
  9. 2002 Dodge Caravan
  10. 2008 Chevrolet Impala

In addition to a list of the most stolen vehicles in the U.S., NICB also offers an interactive program that identifies what the top 10 most stolen vehicles are by state. As you might expect, the most stolen vehicles in Oregon are quite different than those in Texas or New York. In fact, in several states, four out of the top five spots are pickup trucks. Those states are Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming.

To find the top 10 most stolen vehicles in 2015 in your state, click here.

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these lists are a joke. Because GMC and Chevy list separately, the totals for the Silverado don't include the Sierra, one presumes.

Worse, it's basically a list of best selling cars because there are simply MORE of them for crooks to steal.

One cool thing about PUTC's story here--the 50 state interactive map is a smart tool.

I would have thought the Ram would have been number one. as any of the news of stolen vehicles crashing thru the front of a store to break in and steal things seems to be always Ram trucks.

I saw a story yesterday about thieves hacking the vehicle's security system and changing the codes to match their keys!

Why would anybody steal a 2008 impala?? That's crazy!!

I always wonder what they do with these stolen vehicles. You can't really get much without papers and title or a missing tags and VIN, especially in this day and age. Hard enough to get a simple inspection done without paperwork. Only thing I can think of is they ship them overseas or over the border and sell on black market.

Their dismantled and parts sold on the black market.

i had a 2006 F350 that was stolen by some kids, apparently they stole several trucks that night and had a crash up derby/mud boggin event that destroyed my truck, it was found face down in a very large hole, all you could see was the tail lights sticking out of the top of the hole...Best thing is the front windshield was smashed from the inside and it looks like someones head went through it, that made me a little happier.

And Chevrolet and GMC shouldn't be combined Papa... If your truck were stole would you report to the police under the make of the vehicle Chevrolet or GMC? GM is not a valid option. When you do the paperwork at the DMV/MVA what do you put in the box for "make"? Chevrolet or GMC? again "GM" doesn't exist. When you get the vehicle insured or you file a claim what do you tell them the Make of your vehicle is? When you go to get headlights, fenders, interior components at the local autozone do you tell you want the ones for a GMC or Chevrolet or do you tell them GM and get nothing? Even the Fram oilfilter book has a GMC and Chevrolet section but no GM. Did you get your truck at a Chevrolet or GMC dealer? Typically one does not have the other and neither carry a truck that has a make of "GM". These polls are accurate as business is done by make and model. Don't agree? Don't believe me? That's fine. The next time the police, insurance, DMV/MVA, the bodyshop, the kid at an autozone counter ask about the make of your vehicle just put say GM... You wont get anywhere.

Get medical attention dude--for real.

I'm talking about the way the data in the list is compiled by the publisher of the story.

The next time the police, insurance, DMV/MVA, the bodyshop, the kid at an autozone counter ask about the make of your vehicle just put say GM... You wont get anywhere.

Posted by: Clint | Aug 8, 2016 5:31:00 AM

Same goes if you just say your vehicle was a Ford? You won't get anywhere. Your argument is a lame attempt to try and cover up the reality that FORD is second to GM in........well.......pretty much everything. LOL

Clint : As is was saying.

The publisher is presenting data that has been gathered from outside sources (in this case probably insurance claims which are official).

You guys need your head checked as you cant even see how things are officially legally done in the real world.

Make, Model, Year... its that simple. GM is not a make its a company. GMC is a make. Ford is a company and a make.

A Ford is not a Lincoln or Mercury.

A GMC is not a Chevrolet, is not a Pontiac, is not a Saturn, is not a Saab, is not a Hummer, is not a Oldsmobile, is not a Buick.

A GM make of car does NOT exist.

A Ford make of car Does exist.

Once again "GM" is not a "make" of vehicle and NOT recognized on any official/legal registration/insurance/parts information.
Hey its how the company you people love made it, wants it and spends millions (even in bankruptcy) keeping that way...

When I looked at Texas specifically because of the sheer number of trucks sold in the state, I was surprised that only the 2015 GMC was on the list. Why? For starters, all the modern GM cars and trucks have OnStar, so they can track the vehicle fairly quickly once it's reported stolen. If you believe the ads (and really there's no reason not to), Ford sells more trucks than anybody, you would think that's a prime target. Strip down the truck, sell them on the black market since there would be demand.

When you look at the list in general, it's really vehicles that sell in large quantities... so really there aren't lots of surprises here.

Here in New Mexico, F-250s and F350s are stolen daily and either taken to Mexico or abused/abandoned/used for parts. I see the feeds daily on FB.

I have the back roof taken off my '87 Bronco and use a steering wheel Club. I put in on wherever I go, even for just a few minutes. I've never had a problem.

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