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HLDI Says Ford F-250 Has Highest Theft Rate of Any 2010-2012-MY Vehicle

July 09, 2013

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) found in a recent study that the Ford F-250 had the highest theft rate of any 2010-2012-MY vehicles. In addition to the F-250, a number of other trucks commonly used by fleets top the HLDI’s list, including the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Ford F-350. In previous years, the Cadillac Escalade topped the HLDI’s list.

The F-250’s four-wheel-drive crew cab model has a theft rate that is 7 per 1,000 insured vehicle years (one vehicle insured for one year), which is six times the average for all vehicles. HLDI noted that a theft claim from a pickup doesn’t necessarily mean the entire truck was stolen but rather than equipment was stolen from the truck’s bed, or possibly components from the vehicle. HLDI said it doesn’t distinguish the theft of contents from the theft of an entire vehicle.

Despite the changing lineup of vehicles popular with thieves, theft rates are declining, which HLDI attributes to the more widespread use of ignition immobilizers. This technology is standard in 89 percent of 2012-MY vehicles. HLDI noted that fewer pickup trucks have this technology, but MY-2010-2012 F-250 pickups come standard with it.

HLDI’s complete list of theft rates for 2010-2012-MY vehicles is below.

INSURANCE THEFT CLAIMS, 2010-12 PASSENGER VEHICLES    
 Vehicle size/typeClaim freq.Avg. loss payment per claimOverall theft losses
HIGHEST CLAIM RATES    
Ford F-250 crew 4WDvery large pickup7$7,060$50
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crewlarge pickup6.7$5,463$37
Chevrolet Avalanche 1500very large SUV6.1$6,163$38
GMC Sierra 1500 crewlarge pickup6$6,366$38
Ford F-350 crew 4WDvery large pickup5.6$7,517$42
Cadillac Escalade 4WDlarge luxury SUV5.5$6,508$36
Chevrolet Suburban 1500very large SUV5.4$4,468$24
GMC Sierra 1500 extended cablarge pickup4.7$5,908$28
GMC Yukonlarge SUV4.5$6,276$28
Chevrolet Tahoelarge SUV4.4$5,367$23
     
LOWEST CLAIM RATES    
Dodge Journey 4WDmidsize SUV0.4$5,016$2
Volkswagen Tiguan 4WDsmall SUV0.4$10,352$4
Audi A4 4-doormidsize luxury car0.4$13,803$5
Acura RDXmidsize luxury SUV0.4$8,701$3
Toyota Matrixsmall station wagon0.4$7,782$3
Lexus HS 250 hybrid 4-doormidsize luxury car0.4$2,226$1
Honda CR-Vsmall SUV0.4$4,630$2
Hyundai Tucson 4WDsmall SUV0.4$4,134$2
Toyota Sienna 4WDvery large minivan0.5$13,038$6
Jeep Compass 4WDsmall SUV0.5$5,527$3
     
AVERAGE ALL PASSENGER VEHICLES 1.2$6,532$8
Note: Claim frequencies are per 1,000 insured vehicle years; overall losses are average payments per insured vehicle year.    
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