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New Report Reviews Late Model Compact and Subcompact Vehicle Thefts


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Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and Honda Civic Top the List

DES PLAINES, IL--Nov. 5, 2013: The National Insurance Crime Bureau today released the next in its catalog of refreshed vehicle theft reports, this one on "Compact and Subcompact" vehicles(1). The report is based on National Crime Information Center (NCIC) vehicle theft records for 2010, 2011 and 2012; model year vehicles that were stolen during the period April 3, 2009 through December 31, 2012.

The Compact class posted a total of 14,258 thefts during this period and the top three were the Toyota Corolla (3,664 thefts), the Ford Focus (1,797) and the Honda Civic (1,725).

The Subcompact class had a total of 5,501 thefts with only two models making the top 10: the Nissan Versa (1,499) and the Toyota Yaris (1,072).

During this reporting period, a total of 19,759 Compact and Subcompact vehicles were reported stolen in the United States. The top five states reporting the most combined thefts of these two vehicle classifications were: California (4,205), Florida (2,029), Texas (1,584), New York (873) and Illinois (699). Although not a state, Puerto Rico reported 1,021 such thefts.

Here is a chart of the top 10 makes and models:

Compact and Subcompact Vehicle Thefts by Make & Model

Make

Model

Class

Thefts

Toyota

Corolla

Compact

3,664

Ford

Focus

Compact

1,797

Honda

Civic

Compact

1,725

Nissan

Versa

Subcompact

1,499

Nissan

Sentra

Compact

1,216

Hyundai

Elantra

Compact

1,198

Mazda

Mazda 3

Compact

1,085

Toyota

Yaris

Subcompact

1,072

Volkswagen

Jetta

Compact

993

Kia

Forte

Compact

863