DES PLAINES, Illinois – The Honda Accord and Honda Civic were the favorites of car thieves in 2014, according to a new report released on Monday.
The Accord took 1st place on the list with 51,290 thefts, followed by the Civic with 43,936 thefts.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) said the 10 most stolen vehicles in the U.S. in 2014, in terms of total thefts, also included the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Camry, Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Caravan, Nissan Altima, Acura Integra and Nissan Maxima.
The list is derived from police reports and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2014.
The new NICB report mirrors a similar report from LoJack in May 2014 that also identified the Accord and Civic as the most stolen vehicles.
The NICB also released a list of the top 10 2014 model-year vehicles stolen during 2014.
The 2014 Ford F-150 topped that list, followed by the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Impala, Nissan Altima and Dodge Charger.
The 2014 list also includes the Taotao Industry Co. scooter/moped, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus.
Edmunds says: The NICB notes that vehicle theft has been “on a long downward trajectory.” But this list is something that car shoppers may want to think about as they make their vehicle purchases, if only to take steps to make sure they aren’t crime victims.