2018 Foreign Operations Repatriation Statistics

During 2018, Foreign Operations located 2,536 vehicles and recovered 2,485 vehicles from foreign countries. The total number of vehicles repatriated in 2018 is a 4.5-percent increase from the number of vehicles recovered in 2017, which totaled 2,378 vehicles.

A lot full of cars for repatriation in Mexico with hills in the background
Below is a brief overview of the top recovery cities, top makes/models located, and top theft cities based on the 2,536 vehicles located during 2018.

Top 5 Recovery Cities

  1. Tijuana, Baja California (880)
  2. Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua (140)
  3. Nogales, Sonora (136)
  4. Hermosillo, Sonora (101)
  5. Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas (100)

Top 5 Makes Located

  1. Ford (412)
  2. Chevrolet (405)
  3. Nissan (308)
  4. Toyota (222)
  5. Honda (177)

Top 5 Models Located

  1. Ford F150 (145)
  2. Chevrolet Silverado (108)
  3. Toyota Camry (90)
  4. Nissan Altima (74)
  5. Honda Accord (72)

Top 5 Theft Cities by ORI

  1. San Diego Police Department (217)
  2. El Paso Police Department (130)
  3. Phoenix Police Department (96)
  4. California Highway Patrol- San Diego (92)
  5. Tucson Police Department (75)

Anyone with information concerning insurance fraud or vehicle theft can report it anonymously by calling toll-free 800.TEL.NICB (800.835.6422) or submitting a form on our website.

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