Camry, Impala Lead Their Class in Large/Mid-Sized Vehicle Thefts 2009-2012

The National Insurance Crime Bureau today released another first-edition vehicle theft report; this one on the large and mid-sized classifications. The report is based on National Crime Information Center (NCIC) vehicle theft records for the period January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2012 and is limited to 2010, 2011 and 2012, model-year vehicles.

The large vehicle class contains nine makes and 10 models, while the mid-sized class has 16 makes and 20 models as defined by Automotive News1. This report reviews large/mid-sized thefts and produces a combined class top 10 most stolen list.

During this reporting period, a total of 31,586 large and mid-sized vehicles were reported stolen in the United States. By far, the mid-sized class had the most theft activity with 22,090 thefts or 70 percent of the combined large and mid-sized total.

Photo: Toyota
Photo: Toyota

In the combined top five list, the Toyota Camry saw the most theft activity with 4,619. It was followed in descending order by the Chevrolet Impala (3,608), Nissan Altima (3,103), and Chevrolet Malibu (3,035). The Ford Fusion rounds out the top five with 2,819 thefts.

Here is a chart of the top 10 makes and models:

Large/Mid-Sized Vehicle Thefts by Make and Model
Make Model Thefts Class
Toyota Camry 4,619 Mid-Sized
Chevrolet Impala 3,608 Large
Nissan Altima 3,103 Mid-Sized
Chevrolet Malibu 3,035 Mid-Sized
Ford Fusion 2,819 Mid-Sized
Dodge Charger 2,808 Large
Hyundai Sonata 1,847 Mid-Sized
Honda Accord 1,712 Mid-Sized
Dodge Avenger 1,321 Mid-Sized
Chrysler 300 1,045 Large

The state where the most large and mid-sized thefts occurred was California (5,094), followed by Florida (3,306), Michigan (2,604), Texas (2,247) and New York (1,769).

When reviewed by Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSA), large and mid-sized thefts were most reported from the Detroit-Warren-Livonia area (2,405), New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area (2,165), Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA (1,818), and the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach area (1,586).

1Click here to see a complete list of Automotive News large and mid-sized vehicles.

Source: NICB