Large and Mid-Sized Vehicle Thefts 2009-2012

Mid-Sized/Large Vehicle Thefts in the United States

Frank Scafidi

NICB: Large/Mid-Sized Vehicle Thefts 2009-2012

Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Impala Lead Their Class

DES PLAINES, Ill., Dec. 5, 2013 — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released another first-edition vehicle theft report: this one on the large and mid-sized classifications. The report is based on National Crime Information Center (NCIC) vehicle theft records for the period Jan. 1, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2012, and is limited to 2010, 2011 and 2012 model-year vehicles.

The large vehicle class contains nine makes and 10 models, while the mid-sized class has 16 makes and 20 models, as defined by Automotive News1. This report reviews large/mid-sized thefts and produces a combined class top 10 most stolen list.

During this reporting period, a total of 31,586 large and mid-sized vehicles were reported stolen in the United States. By far, the mid-sized class had the most theft activity with 22,090 thefts, or 70 percent of the combined large and mid-sized total.

In the combined top five list, the Toyota Camry saw the most theft activity with 4,619. It was followed in descending order by the Chevrolet Impala (3,608); Nissan Altima (3,103) and Chevrolet Malibu (3,035). The Ford Fusion rounds out the top five with 2,819 thefts.

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

 Large/Mid-Sized Vehicle Thefts by Make and Model
 Make  Model  Thefts  Class
 Toyota  Camry  4,619  Mid-Sized
 Chevrolet  Impala  3,608  Large
 Nissan  Altima  3,103  Mid-Sized
 Chevrolet  Malibu  3,035  Mid-Sized
 Ford  Fusion  2,819  Mid-Sized
 Dodge  Charger  2,808  Large
 Hyundai  Sonata  1,847  Mid-Sized
 Honda  Accord  1,712  Mid-Sized
 Dodge  Avenger  1,321  Mid-Sized
 Chrysler  300  1,045  Large

See the full report here.

The state where the most large and mid-sized thefts occurred was California (5,094); followed by Florida (3,306); Michigan (2,604); Texas (2,247) and New York (1,769).

When reviewed by core-based statistical areas (CBSA), large and mid-sized thefts were most reported from the Detroit-Warren-Livonia area (2,405); New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area (2,165); Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA (1,818); and the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach area (1,586).

1Click to see a complete list of Automotive News large and mid-sized vehicles.

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 $350 billion in insurance premiums in 2012, or more than 78 percent of the nation's property/casualty insurance. That includes more than 93 percent ($160 billion) of the nation's personal auto insurance. To learn more visit