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In 2013, there were 2,635 reported auto thefts in D.C., according to the Metropolitan Police Department’s 2013 Annual Report—-and Dodge Caravans and Honda Accords accounted for the largest number of those stolen cars. The National Insurance Crime Bureau, a nonprofit, released a list of the most stolen vehicles in every state and found that these two vehicles were the most commonly stolen cars in D.C. 2013.
Honda Accords are the most stolen car in the country, with 53,995 thefts in 2013.
Here are the most frequently stolen vehicles in D.C. in 2013:
- Dodge Caravan
- Honda Accord
- Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
- Toyota Camry
- Ford Crown Victoria
- Nissan Altima
- Toyota Corolla
- Honda Civic
- Dodge Intrepid
- Chrysler Town & Country
And the top ten in the U.S, followed by the number of thefts
- Honda Accord (53,995)
- Honda Civic (45,001)
- Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) (27,809)
- Ford Pickup (Full Size) (26,494)
- Toyota Camry (14,420)
- Dodge Pickup (Full Size) (11,347)
- Dodge Caravan (10,911)
- Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee (9,272)
- Toyota Corolla (9,010)
- Nissan Altima (8,892)
As Vox reported, these cars are most commonly stolen because, well, they’re popular, and there are many of them to steal. And also because they’re so popular, there’s a high demand for the parts in the cars, which makes the parts valuable and easy to sell.
Photo by Paul Sullivan via Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0