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Car thefts are up and these are the models stolen most often

Between 2021 and 2022, car thefts skyrocketed. Some Hyundai and Kia models have a manufacturing flaw that makes them more vulnerable to theft. Tap or click here to learn how to get the fix.

But other models are even bigger targets for car thieves. Read on for a list of the 10 most likely vehicles to be stolen.

The most stolen cars in 2022

In the U.S., motor vehicle theft is the third most common type of property crime. Here are the top 10 vehicles most likely to be stolen, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Check to see if your car made the list:

  1. Ford Pickup (Full Size).
  2. Honda Civic.
  3. Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size).
  4. Honda Accord.
  5. Toyota Camry.
  6. Nissan Altima.
  7. Toyota Corolla.
  8. Dodge Pickup (Full Size).
  9. GMC Pickup (Full Size).
  10. Honda CR-V.

Thieves sure do love those full-size pickups! The results indicate that it’s not just the most expensive cars that get stolen. In some cases, it’s the cars most people own. Safety concerns and other defects may influence these figures. Next, we’ll share some tips to keep your car right where it belongs. 

How to prevent car theft (no matter what you drive)

Like anything else, protecting your vehicle is often best done before something terrible happens. A few of our favorite precautions to safeguard any car include:

  • Use a steering wheel lock, which can stop a thief from taking your vehicle.
  • Invest in a GPS tracking system or use an Apple AirTag to track your car.
  • Always park your car in a safe location and lock it before walking away.
  • For a keyless car, consider a blocking pouch or a Faraday bag. This prevents criminals from swiping your car fob’s electronic signature and stealing the vehicle.

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