2/27/2014 - Thieves snatch up Toyota Camry with most regularity
New numbers are out on which large- to mid-sized vehicles were stolen with the most frequency from 2009 through 2012. During the period, it appears as though thieves were most interested in a popular model made by a leading Japanese automaker.
The Toyota Camry was the most commonly pilfered automobile stretching in the 2009-2012 timeframe, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reported this past December. The statistics are based only on model years between 2010 and 2012, with the incidents taking place from Jan. 1, 2009 through New Year's Eve 2012.
Rounding out the top five automobiles lifted by thieves during the period was the Chevrolet Impala at just north of 3,600, the Nissan Altima at 3,103, the Chevrolet Mailbu at 3,035 and Ford Fusion at 2,819.
The NICB's list also detailed the states in which these vehicles were recurrently stolen from. As in previous years, California topped them all. Just shy of 5,100 cars were stolen from the Golden State between 2009 and 2012. Florida was second at 3,300, Michigan at 2,604, Texas at approximately 2,250 and the Empire State of New York at precisely 1,769.
As for whether car theft reports were mostly for mid-sized vehicles or large ones, mid-sized automobiles were more highly sought-after. Of the nearly 31,600 cars of this type stolen, 70% were mid-sized.
As a general rule, standard liability auto insurance does not provide for theft. However, with a comprehensive auto plan, policyholders can receive the compensation they need to replace their vehicle should they be victimized by robbery.