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Motor Vehicle Theft Statistics

Motor Vehicle Theft Statistics according to the United States Department of Justice.

  • There were an estimated 794,616 thefts of motor vehicles nationwide in 2009. The estimated rate of motor vehicle thefts was 258.8 per 100,000 inhabitants.
  • The estimated number of motor vehicle thefts declined 17.1 percent when compared with data from 2008, 35.7 percent when compared with 2005 figures, and 31.5 percent when compared with 2000 figures.
  • Nationwide, nearly $5.2 billion were lost to motor vehicle thefts in 2009. The average dollar loss per stolen vehicle was $6,505.
  • More than 72 percent (72.1) of all motor vehicles reported stolen in 2009 were automobiles.


The most common type of vehicles stolen according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau are:

1. Honda Civic (1995)

2.Honda Accord (1991

3.Toyota Camry (1989)

4.Ford F-150 (1997)

5.Chevrolet C/K 1500 (1994)

6.Acura Integra (1994)

7.Dodge Ram Pickup (2004)

8.Nissan Sentra (1994)

9.Toyota Pickup (1988)

10. Toyota Corolla (2007)

The number in parentheses is the model year most stolen.

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