Top 10 Stolen cars 2011: Find out if your car is at risk

By Posted 4 Aug 2011, 19:11

No matter what type of vehicle you own or drive, there is nothing worse when you find it has been stolen or broken into. Luckily because of technology auto theft is decreasing but the problem still exists. Today we have an article looking at the top 10 stolen cars, and you can find out if your car is at risk.

The amount of vehicles stolen in the US during 2010 was the lowest in any year since 1967, but the National Insurance Crime Bureau has released its annual list of the most stolen vehicles. Coming in at number ten is the 1999 Ford Taurus, which is the only American made sedan in the list according to MSN Autos.

The car was popular with thieves in places such as North Carolina, Missouri, and Illinois amongst others. The Taurus is not the most exotic car ever made, but will appeal to criminals who want to keep a low profile.

At number nine is another Ford, but the 2002 Explorer in areas such as Nebraska and North Carolina is further up as the fifth most stolen car. A rare luxury car comes in at number eight is the 1994 Integra, and because of the age of the car it’s easier to steal. The vehicle is the fourth most stolen car in California. The 2002 Dodge Caravan is at number seven but in some areas such as Ohio it’s the most stolen vehicle.

It may the second most stolen vehicle in Texas, but the 2004 Dodge Ram is at number six in the NICB list. The vehicle is more modern but it is still popular among car thieves. While the 1997 Ford F-150 comes in at number five, this can be put down to the amount of the vehicles that are purchased each year. At number four sits the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado.

Although its getting a bit old now, but the 1991 Toyota Camry is very popular among thieves putting it at number three, this is because they last a long time and are often stolen for their parts. The rest of the top three is made up of the 1995 Honda Civic, and top of the tree was another Honda, the 1994 Honda Accord. Almost 52,000 Accords were stolen in 2010, with over 44,000 made in the 1990s.