The top three cars targeted by thieves are the Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Impala and Nissan Altima, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau .
The NICB 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 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 News. This report reviews large/mid-sized thefts and produces a combined class top 10 most stolen list.
In the combined top five list, the most stolen car was the Toyota Camry with 4,619 thefts. It was followed by the Chevrolet Impala (3,608); Nissan Altima (3,103), Chevrolet Malibu (3,035) and Ford Fusion (2,819).
The rest of the top 10 were the Dodge Charger (2,808), Hyundai Sonata (1,847), Honda Accord (1,712), Dodge Avenger (1,321) and Chyrsler 300 (1,045).
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.
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).