It turns out the 1994 Acura Integra was the most stolen luxury vehicle of 2011, according to the results of a study conducted by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), which examined vehicle theft data submitted by all law enforcement agencies to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). The Integra ranked sixth overall in a list of the top ten most stolen vehicles of the past year, with the most stolen title going to the 1994 Honda Accord.
The Acura was the only luxury model on the list, which included an almost equal number of domestic and import models. Honda fared particularly bad, with its 1998 Civic ranking as the second most stolen vehicle.
Surprisingly, there was no mention of the Cadillac Escalade, which has featured on a number of most stolen vehicles lists over the past several years
. One of the reasons is that the NICB’s study is the only one that examines all theft data without regard to a vehicle’s insured status. Essentially, if a vehicle was reported stolen to law enforcement, it is reflected in this study.
The good news is that vehicle thefts are, in general, on the decline. The study shows that 2011 saw a 3.3 percent reduction from the 737,142 thefts recorded in 2010, which is a vehicle theft rate not seen since 1967. You can see the full results of the study over on the NICB’s website (www.nicb.org), where you can also see top ten most stolen vehicle lists for each state.
Below is the NICB’s list of top ten most stolen vehicles across the U.S. in 2011. Note, pickups represent all full size pickups with half ton and larger capacity from the respective brand.
1. 1994 Honda Accord
2. 1998 Honda Civic
3. 2006 Ford Pickup (Full Size)
4. 1991 Toyota Camry
5. 2000 Dodge Caravan
6. 1994 Acura Integra
7. 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
8. 2004 Dodge Pickup (Full Size)
9. 2002 Ford Explorer
10. 1994 Nissan Sentra