Earlier this week, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its annual Hot Wheels report which details the 10 most stolen vehicle models in the United States. Technology has reduced car theft over the past decade but it is experiencing something of a mini-resurgence, primarily due to complacency from drivers. Thousands of cars are stolen across the U.S. every year because owners leave their keys or fobs inside their vehicles, inviting theft.
In 2017, like in previous years, Honda has the undesirable reputation as the most-targeted car manufacturer. Last year, the Honda Civic was the most stolen vehicle with 45,000 thefts, ahead of the Honda Accord with just over 43,700. Even though the figures look like grim news for Honda drivers, owners of newer models do not need to be as worried. The bulk of Hondas stolen in 2017 were older models with the most targeted Civics being 1998 models and the most stolen Accords dating from 1997.