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Texas Leads Nation in Pickup Truck Thefts

September 15, 2014

Photo of 2014 F-150 Limited via German Medeot/Flickr.
Photo of 2014 F-150 Limited via German Medeot/Flickr.

Pickup trucks have become a popular theft target in Texas, a state that now leads the nation in theft of these vehicles, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Full-size pickups have the highest theft rate, and thieves steal them from both fleets and retail users, according to the bureau, which studied thefts of vehicle from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years. The bureau typically reports theft trends from data reported by law enforcement agencies.

Between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2013, theft victims reported 9,441 stolen pickup trucks. Compact pickups were second on the list followed by mid-size pickups — a category that now includes the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. General Motors has re-entered this segment with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, which will arrive at dealer lots this fall.

Texas saw the highest number of pickup truck thefts with 2,130, which represented 23 percent of all thefts in the U.S. California came in second with 1,676 thefts. Florida was third with 522 thefts.

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