The National Insurance Crime Bureau released a new report that examines thefts of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) reported stolen between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2013.
The data was further refined with thefts of 2011, 2012 and 2013 model year vehicles only. Using those parameters, a total of 21,711 SUVs/CUVs were reported stolen during the period.
The report reviewed data for market classifications* as follows:
The top five makes and models stolen during the period were: Ford Escape (1,421), Ford Edge (1,140), Ford Explorer (958), Jeep Grand Cherokee (912) and the Kia Sorento (725). In terms of class, compact CUVs experienced the most thefts with 6,981.
The top five states for SUV/CUV thefts were California (3,531), Florida (1,897), Michigan (1,834), Texas (1,686) and New York (1,577).
When examined by core-based statistical area (CBSA), New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island posted the most thefts with 2,530. It was followed by the Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich., CBSA with 1,701 and the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif., CBSA with 1,300.