The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has published the results of a new study that looked at the rates of car theft around the country, with the focus being on luxury cars. The organization, which works closely with law enforcement agencies to gather its data, has found that the most popular luxury car among thieves is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. NICB researchers found that 4,384 luxury cars were reported stolen in the U.S. between the period of the study, which ran from January 1, 2009 until December 31, 2012. Of these, 485 were various C-Class models. The next most stolen luxury car...
Acura Integra Only Luxury Model To Make Top Ten Most Stolen List
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)...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
NICB Report Reveals Most Stolen Ford Mustangs
The NICB has announced a new, periodic report on classic car theft, beginning with the Ford Mustang.Kurt Ernst
Warning: Not All Car Thieves Are As Inept As This Guy
Although some car thieves are seemingly unstoppable pros, the vast majority are bungling opportunists just looking for an easy target for the chop shop or, easier yet, the pawn shop.Bengt Halvorson
California Is America's Car Theft Capital
Figures released today show that four of the top five cities for car theft are in California, based on 2007 statistics. The research, done by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, is based on reported thefts and ranks cities by the number of cars stolen per 100,000 inhabitants. The four highest...Nelson Ireson
Thieves targeting older cars in the U.S.
They may be vintage rides with pristine paint jobs and immaculate interiors, or they may be beat-up jalopies held together with duct tape and hope, but the top 10 most stolen vehicles in the U.S. for 2007 include several cars that are 10, 15 and 20 years old. Older Toyota and Hondas are the prime...Nelson Ireson
Despite their low numbers and high-tech security features, luxury vehicles still rank highly in a list of America’s most likely stolen autos with the recently updated Cadillac Escalade scoring worst among the luxury makes. The results come from the US Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), which tracks per-vehicle thefts and ranks them according to "the relative average loss payments for theft per insured vehicle year filed under comprehensive coverages." A vehicle that scores below 100 in the HLDI tests experiences only average theft losses, while anything above 100 is deemed higher than...