www.nypost.com, Gary Gastelu, July 25, 2022
It’s a popularity contest no automaker wants to win.
The Chevrolet Silverado has claimed the dubious title of most-stolen vehicle in the US from its archrival, the Ford F-Series.
The latest “Hot Wheels” report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) found that nationwide passenger vehicle theft reports rose 8% in 2021, to 782,307.
“Used car values are at historical highs,” David Glawe, president and CEO of NICB, said.
“We have seen a nearly 35% increase in used car values over the last two years due to supply chain issues and inflation. Stolen cars can be shipped overseas and resold or broken down for valuable used car parts here in the U.S.”
A total of 48,206 Chevrolet Silverado light and heavy-duty trucks were reported stolen, with the most common model year being 2004. Continue reading