Is Your Car At Risk To Be Stolen?
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released the list of the top stolen cars of 2016. Is your car at risk?
Are you one of those people who leaves your car running with the key in the ignition at Wawa?
You might want to stop that, especially if you have one of these cars.
Every year the NICB releases the top cars that were stolen across the country. They also break it down state by state.
What does the ranking look like for New Jersey in 2016?
5. 2015 Nissan Altima
On the national list the 2015 Nissan Altima comes in at #6. 12,221 Nissan Altimas of any year were stolen in the U.S. last year.
4. 2003 Dodge Caravan
This minivan doesn't even rank in the top 10 nationally.
3. 2006 Ford Pick-Up Full Size
Both nationally and in NJ this truck ranks at #3. Across the country the 2006 model was stolen 2,986 times and overall the Ford full size pick-up was stolen 32,721 times.
2. 2000 Honda Civic
Like the Ford pick-up the Honda Civic is #2 on both lists national and state. However, on the national list the 1998 model ranks above the 2000 model. 6,512 2000 Honda Civics were stolen in the U.S. Overall 49,547 Honda Civics were stolen last year.
1. 1996 Honda Accord
If the past three cars were an indication of a trend and you picked up on that, go you! Yes, the Honda Accord is the #1 most stolen car in New Jersey and the entire country. The #1 stolen car in the country is the 1997 model with 7,527 stolen last year. Just 241 cars more than the 1996 model.
What did you notice?
Most of these cars are 17 years old or older, with the exception of the 2015 Nissan Altima. With the new chip keys, push to start, and better security systems the days of hot wiring a car like you see in TV and movies are slowly becoming history.
So be smart with your car so you don't end up a statistic on this list.
Lock your car. Don't leave it running while you run into Wawa. Don't leave a hide-a-key under your car.
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