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New Cars With The Highest Theft Rates

Forbes -- Is your car popular for the wrong reasons? It could be if you drive a Dodge Charger, which tops the latest list of most stolen new cars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Autos continue to be hot properties among thieves, with 379,677 of them pilfered last year according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Fortunately, NHTSA says increased use of parts marking, anti-theft devices and technology like coded keys, along with heighted public awareness and improved law enforcement have helped reduce this number steadily since 2001, with vehicle thefts now at their lowest rate since 1967.

Still, the FBI figures one car was pinched last year for every 555 members of the U.S. population, to the tune of around $4.5 billion in annual losses.


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Submitted Nov 16, 2012 By: Mudsprings
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tomok
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 4:44:00 AM

New Cars With The Highest Theft Rates? Dodge? Whom in their right mind would bother with a Dodge? This shows you what kind of mpg these guys are looking for – not very much! There are much better cars to steal than some of the vehicles listed in this report. The vehicle I drive, most people do not ever look that way.
My current vehicle was paid off many years ago and I don't need any car payments now! I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly not a Prius, Tesla, Leaf, Volt or an NYC/Sandy Special 'exploding submarine' Fiskar Karma Inbred!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
sprocketsplines
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 12:18:35 AM

The affordable cars were more likely to be parked in less secure areas when compared to the parking for luxury or upscale cars.
METEOR49
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 12:11:02 AM

rahcat is right drive a clunker and nobody is going to bother with it .
rahcat
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 12:03:19 AM

I would probably have to pay someone to steal my car.
WIWalt
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 12:00:40 AM

Interesting
Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 12:00:26 AM

not here
skybiker
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:59:48 PM

not mine...
C.Carpets
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:59:41 PM

Lo Jack
jdc17327
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:58:58 PM

yeah
Dragnet
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:57:07 PM

Glad mine is a 1998 with almost 300,000 miles
Mopar4me
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:54:35 PM

I own one of those.
NAVYHM
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:51:32 PM

THATS ONE REASON TOO HAVE A VERY GOOD INSURANCE COMPANY... (NOT) STATE FARM & (NOT) PROGRESSIVE...
Beaveronparade
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:49:43 PM

Great information. Thank you for posting.
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:49:24 PM

lower the incidence by upping the penalties and boosting the police support
yankeeriffraff
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:47:02 PM

Good that the rate is going down, but needs to go still lower.
DustyHorse
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:41:52 PM

At least the theft rates are going down.
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:37:55 PM

Glad the theft rate has gone down
goodbuy
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:37:31 PM

Guess I won't be getting the wife a Charger. Too expensive insurance.
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:35:55 PM

Nobody would probably ever want to steal any car that I would ever own.
jl1rp
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:30:42 PM

A dodge on top. Must be on replacement parts for it.
CityCouponer
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:24:06 PM

Glad my car isn't on the list.
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:20:42 PM

drz614
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:20:18 PM

ok
fullauto
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:19:46 PM

not an echo.
OGW
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:16:40 PM

They must be low class theives if they are stealing Dodges!
streetcars
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:14:39 PM

Cost of crash parts drives this, with all the cars from North East going to be junked should help the situation for a short time.

[Edited by: streetcars at 11/16/2012 11:16:13 PM EST]
menagerie1013
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:14:25 PM

Glad I don't own a Charger.
s6sputnik
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:11:18 PM

Great!!
naspa
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:08:15 PM

If I was a car thief, dodge would be the last car I would steal.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:07:45 PM

wack em with ins rates
serrog
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 11:05:58 PM

Easy to steal or too good to pass up?
walkingtall
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:59:46 PM

Interesting.
nemoFL
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:58:11 PM

ok
GenChick
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:57:28 PM

Thank you!
mysub
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:55:31 PM

Well, I guess I have nothing to worry about.
unloquacious
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:53:59 PM

Still another reason to drive an old car...
cupboy
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:53:54 PM

James Bond has rigged up my car to blow up if violated in any sort of way, especially unauthorized towing.
bojiway1
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:51:43 PM

That why I don't own one.
MG_Sputnik
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:50:50 PM

At least Challengers aren't on the list.
nimpy
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:50:50 PM

Good information
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:46:42 PM

Pinch the pinchers. Such tolerance of theft as a normal thing does not help stop it.

Exodus 20:2
Thou shalt not steal.

Leviticus 19:11
Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

Exodus 22:2
If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.
firefly09
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:37:56 PM

ok.
DABEE1073
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:37:42 PM

Interesting,
DrLyon
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:36:56 PM

Take care
pecos
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:31:08 PM

Keep em.
bra0712
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:24:45 PM

ok
hcivic
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:24:37 PM

interesting
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:24:00 PM

insurers also should not require used parts---where do they think they come from?
Cableman66
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:22:48 PM

Ok.
ESCORT6768
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:21:02 PM

Perhaps the rate would drop if the punishment for offenders was more severe.
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 10:20:56 PM

I'm not worried about mine.
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