The yearly ‘Hot Wheels’ report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) lists the 10 most stolen vehicles in America, and it turns out that the Dodge Charger is high up in the rankings.
To clarify, this top 10 list is comprised of only 2016 model-year vehicles that were stolen during the 2016 calendar year. Following this criteria, the Dodge Charger comes in at 4th place with 945 units reported stolen last year. The three vehicles at the top of the list were the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Corolla, of which 1,113, 1,063, and 982 units were stolen, respectively.
When it comes to the top 10 vehicles stolen in 2016, including all model years, the Dodge Charger is at much less of a risk. However, full-size Dodge pickups jump to number 7 with over 12,000 units stolen, while the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee take the number 10 spot at 9,245 units for the 2016 calendar year (note that these are not year-specific figures).
While the overall number of vehicles stolen each year has been declining since 1992, there are still many victims each year. “Far too many thefts occur because the vehicle is left unlocked and the key or fob is inside,” said NICB CEO Joe Wehrle.
Click play to hear a full rundown of the report in the embedded video.