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DES PLAINES, Ill. - An annual report listing the top most stolen vehicles, state by state, has been released, and we have the breakdown for Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Every year, The National Insurance Crime Bureau releases the "Hot Wheels" report, which lists the top ten most stolen vehicles in the country.

Here is a list for the most stolen cars in the country in 2012 along with the reported number of incidents:

  1. Honda Accord (58,596)
  2. Honda Civic (47,037)
  3. Ford Pickup (Full Size) (26,770)
  4. Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) (23,745)
  5. Toyota Camry (16,251)
  6. Dodge Caravan (11,799)
  7. Dodge Pickup (Full Size) (11,755)
  8. Acura Integra (9,555)
  9. Nissan Altima (9,169)
  10. Nissan Maxima (6,947)

Now check out the list for the most stolen cars in 2012 in our area by make, model and year:

Ohio

  • Chevrolet Pick-Up (Full Size) 1994
  • Dodge Caravan 2000
  • Ford Pick-Up (Full Size) 1997
  • Buick Century 1996
  • Oldsmobile Cutlass/Supreme/Ciera 1996
  • Ford Taurus 2000/Honda Accord 1994 (tied for sixth)
  • Chevrolet Impala 2003
  • Chevrolet Pick-Up (Small Size) 1997
  • Dodge Pick-Up (Full Size) 2001

 

Pennsylvania

  • Honda Accord 1997
  • Honda Civic 2000
  • Ford Pick-Up (Full Size) 1999
  • Toyota Camry 2011
  • Dodge Caravan 2000
  • Chevrolet Impala 2011
  • Ford Taurus 1998
  • Ford Explorer 2002
  • Chevrolet Pick-Up (Full Size) 1999
  • Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee 1996

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, a vehicle is stolen in the Unted States every 44 seconds.

  • 40-50% of vehicle theft is due to driver error.
  • The top two months for vehicle thefts are July and August.
  • Only about 52% of stolen vehicles are recovered.
  • For more on this report, visit the NICB"s website.
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