The 2000 Honda Civic was the most frequently stolen vehicle in 2018 with 5,290 thefts nationwide, according to the latest Hot Wheels report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
In 2018, a total of 748,841 vehicles were stolen in the United States, representing a 3% decline over 2017. It also marks a return to the dominant downward trend in auto thefts that we’ve experienced since entering the 21st century, note experts.
Other vehicles that ranked among the top five to go missing in 2018 include 1997 Honda Accord midsize sedans with 5,029 thefts, 2006 Ford F-Series full-size pickups with 3,173, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado full size pickups with 2,097, and 2017 Toyota Camry midsize sedans with 1,144 thefts.
The Hot Wheels report identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the U.S. for all model years as well as for the 2018 model year.
While the Honda Civic topped the all-years list with total model thefts of 38,426, it was GMC Sierra full-size pickups that experienced the most 2018 model year thefts with 1,170.
Other vehicles that ranked among the top five for 2018 model year thefts include Ford F-Series pickups with 1,017 thefts followed by Toyota Camry sedans (976), Nissan Altima midsize sedans (912) and Chevrolet Silverado pickups with 790.