2017 Hot Wheels Report

1. Honda Civic
1. Honda Civic 17
1. Honda Civic 17

1. Honda Civic | 2017 Total Model Thefts: 45,062

Model Year Most Stolen: 1998 | Thefts: 6,707

2. Honda Accord
2. Honda Accord 17
2. Honda Accord 17

2. Honda Accord | 2017 Total Model Thefts: 43,764

Model Year Most Stolen: 1997 | Thefts: 6,301

3. Ford Pickup (Full Size)
3. Ford Pickup 17
3. Ford Pickup 17

3. Ford Pickup (Full Size) | 2017 Total Model Thefts: 35,105

Model Year Most Stolen: 2006 | Thefts: 3,151

4. Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
4. Chevrolet Pickup 17
4. Chevrolet Pickup 17

4. Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) | 2017 Total Model Thefts: 30,058

Model Year Most Stolen: 2004 | Thefts: 1,970

5. Toyota Camry
5. Toyota Camry 17
5. Toyota Camry 17

5. Toyota Camry | 2017 Total Model Thefts: 17,278

Model Year Most Stolen: 2017 | Thefts: 1,100

6. Nissan Altima
6. Nissan Altima 17
6. Nissan Altima 17

6. Nissan Altima | 2017 Total Model Thefts: 13,358

Model Year Most Stolen: 1,450 | Thefts: 6,707

7. Toyota Corolla
7. Toyota Corolla 17
7. Toyota Corolla 17

7. Toyota Corolla | 2017 Total Model Thefts: 12,337

Model Year Most Stolen: 2016 | Thefts: 1,012

8. Dodge Pickup (Full Size)
8. Dodge Pickup 17
8. Dodge Pickup 17

8. Dodge Pickup (Full Size) | 2017 Total Model Thefts: 12,004

Model Year Most Stolen: 2001 | Thefts: 1,242

9. GMC Pickup (Full Size)
9. GMC Pickup 17
9. GMC Pickup 17

9. GMC Pickup (Full Size) | 2017 Total Model Thefts: 10,865

Model Year Most Stolen: 2017 | Thefts: 957

10. Chevrolet Impala
10. Chevrolet Impala 17
10. Chevrolet Impala 17

10. Chevrolet Impala | 2017 Total Model Thefts: 9,487

Model Year Most Stolen: 2008 | Thefts: 991

2017 Hot Wheels
National Top 10 Report | Top 10 By State | 2017's Top 25 Most Stolen | Video | Infographic

 

DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 18, 2018 — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its annual Hot Wheels report, which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2017.

While Honda Accords and Civics produced prior to the introduction of anti-theft technology continue to dominate this report, a deeper look at the data demonstrates just how effective anti-theft technology continues to be. A total of (6,707) 1998 Honda Civics were stolen in 2017 compared with just (388) 2017 Civics. Put another way, (17) 1998 Civics were stolen last year for every one 2017 model.

Included with today’s release is a list of the top 25, 2017 vehicle makes and models that were reported stolen in calendar year 2017. 

Even with the slight increases in the last few years, the national vehicle theft problem today is at levels not seen since 1967. Enhancements in vehicle security and manufacturing are having a positive impact, but complacency can undermine their success. Thousands of vehicles continue to be stolen each year because owners leave their keys or fobs in the vehicles, and that invites theft.    
  
For 2017, the most stolen vehicles* in the nation were:

2017 Most Stolen Vehicles in U.S.
Rank Made/Model Model Year Most Stolen/(# Thefts) Total Model Thefts
1 Honda Civic 1998  (6,707) 45,062
2 Honda Accord 1997  (6,301) 43,764
3 Ford Pickup (Full Size) 2006  (3,151) 35,105
4 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) 2004  (1,970) 30,058
5 Toyota Camry 2017  (1,100) 17,278
6 Nissan Altima 2016  (1,450) 13,358
7 Toyota Corolla 2016  (1,012) 12,337
8 Dodge Pickup (Full Size) 2001  (1,242) 12,004
9 GMC Pickup (Full Size) 2017     (957) 10,865
10 Chevrolet Impala 2008     (991) 9,487


See the 2017 national report, the state report, an infographic and video.

The following are the top 10, 2017 model year vehicles stolen during calendar year 2017: 

Top 2017 Model Year Vehicles Stolen in 2017
Rank Make/Model Total Thefts
1 Nissan Altima 1,153
2 Toyota Camry 1,100
3 GMC Pickup (Full Size)    957
4 Hyundai Elantra    929
5 Ford Fusion    874
6 Ford Pickup (Full Size)    842
7 Ram Pickup    835
8 Toyota Corolla    832
9 GMC Savana    774
10 Hyundai Sonata    759


Download the complete list of 2017’s top 25 most stolen.

Vehicle theft is a severe economic hardship for its victims—especially if a vehicle is uninsured. That is why NICB continues to advise all drivers to review our four “Layers of Protection”: 
  

  • Common Sense:  Lock your car and take your keys. It’s simple enough, but many thefts occur because owners make it easy for thieves to steal their cars.
  • Warning Device:  Having and using a visible or audible warning device is another item that can ensure that your car remains where you left it.
  • Immobilizing Device:  Generally speaking, if your vehicle can’t be started, it can’t be stolen. “Kill” switches, fuel cut-offs and smart keys are among the devices that are extremely effective.
  • Tracking Device:  A tracking device emits a signal to the police or to a monitoring station when the vehicle is stolen. Tracking devices are very effective in helping authorities recover stolen vehicles. Some systems employ “telematics,” which combine GPS and wireless technologies to allow remote monitoring of a vehicle. If the vehicle is moved, the system will alert the owner and the vehicle can be tracked via computer.

Considering a used vehicle purchase? Check out VINCheck®, a free vehicle history service for consumers. Since 2005, NICB has offered this limited service made possible by its participating member companies. Check it out at: www.nicb.org/vincheck.

*This report reflects stolen vehicle data contained in NCIC and present in the “NCIC mirror image” when accessed by NICB on March 5, 2018. NCIC records may contain errors based on inaccurate entries submitted by reporting agencies. Full size pickups include half ton and larger capacity models for all makes.
 

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Anyone with information concerning insurance fraud or vehicle theft can report it anonymously by calling toll-free 800.TEL.NICB (800.835.6422), texting keyword “fraud” to TIP411 (847411) or submitting a form on our website. Or, download the NICB Fraud Tips app on your iPhone or Android device.

About the National Insurance Crime Bureau: Headquartered in Des Plaines, Ill., the NICB is the nation's leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to preventing, detecting and defeating insurance fraud and vehicle theft through data analytics, investigations, training, legislative advocacy and public awareness. The NICB is supported by more than 1,100 property and casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations. NICB member companies wrote over $461 billion in insurance premiums in 2017, or more than 81 percent of the nation's property/casualty insurance. That includes more than 95 percent ($218 billion) of the nation's personal auto insurance. To learn more visit www.nicb.org.