Automobile theft is one of the most costly crimes for car owners as well as insurance companies, with vehicles being taken from unsuspecting drivers daily. While most cars can be targets, certain models and styles are more desirable to thieves because of their easy access, ability to resell, or parts that can be stripped and sold for profit.
The most stolen cars include classic muscle cars, large SUVs and trucks due to their popularity and the ease with which they can be broken into. Additionally, small hatchbacks, sedans and mid-sized vehicles such as the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla often appear at the top of most stolen charts due to their affordability, popularity and easy-to-remove parts.
As a result of these thefts, automobile manufacturers are constantly making improvements to security systems to ensure vehicles are safe from criminal activities.
These are the two most stolen SUVs:
- Honda CR-V (units stolen in 2021 19,309)
- Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee (units stolen in 2021 17,210)