Most stolen vehicle is a Ford pickup

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In the Milwaukee area it's the Kia and Hyundai cars. They are stolen at a record pace right now. ( number one and two cars on the road in that city)

I can see Nation wide the trucks are one and two. Lots of need for parts
 
Lies, damn lies, and statistics. As one that studied economics and statistics, poorly reported surveys peeve me.

If you combine GMC and Chevrolet, which are the same trucks, they far exceed Ford.

Overall statistics mean little, because they neglect to mention the population of each vehicle. Of course there are more Ford pickups stolen than Honda CRVs, because there are also more Ford pickups SOLD than any other vehicle. A much more meaningful report would provide percentage of vehicles types stolen, as this would be relative to the total number of those vehicles in existence.
 
Another input id be curious about is the “thievability” of each vehicle.

In my area, for example, auto theft is low but Ford pickups are definitely the most stolen vehicle.

This seems to be because: Ford is the most popular commercial fleet brand here. And people leave lines of Ford trucks parked in desolate farms and vineyards, often unlocked.

If I was going to steal a vehicle, I wouldn’t steal anything else because Ford pickups are by far the path of least (no) resistance.
 
I think we may want to break it down by region as well. I'm pretty sure the odds of having a pickup stolen go up exponentially as you move closer to the Mexican border. Might also want to go by model year too. I betcha most pickups are late model, while the Civics are older model years with more antiquated antitheft systems.
 
I think we may want to break it down by region as well. I'm pretty sure the odds of having a pickup stolen go up exponentially as you move closer to the Mexican border. Might also want to go by model year too. I betcha most pickups are late model, while the Civics are older model years with more antiquated antitheft systems.

Border?
 
The Japanese sedans are stolen and shipped overseas in containers. I spent a few years in Afghanistan (Toyota's make up over 90% of the vehicles) and I used to get VIN info and send it to my friends on my former PD. It was extremely rare when one didn't come back as stolen. Nothing you can do. I just did it to satisfy my own curiosity.
 
there are 10 to the 5th power more F series to steal than the other 5 vehicles listed below (probably put together) I will take them odds.....especially in NC!!
 
What about Dodge chargers? Aren't there alot of those stolen too?
statistics on the dodge charger: 6 were stolen last year but they were all driven back and abandoned....20,000 were just abandoned as they were junk. So super safe vehicle to put on blocks in your front yard with the keys in.
 
In the bigger cities in Texas Ford and Chevrolet trucks are stolen by thieves to sell as parts to local body shops. Mine got broken in at a hotel while on business in one of the big cities. See my post in April “ my truck got broken into“. The vehicles stolen and taken into Mexico are mainly mini vans and SUV’s they are used to smuggle narcotics or humans. Not many F250 and F350’s in Mexico.
 
"The Japanese sedans are stolen and shipped overseas in containers. I spent a few years in Afghanistan (Toyota's make up over 90% of the vehicles) and I used to get VIN info and send it to my friends on my former PD. It was extremely rare when one didn't come back as stolen. Nothing you can do."

You coulda put an armor piercing round in the block for karma!
 
What about Dodge chargers? Aren't there alot of those stolen too?

Yes. and you'll never find them ever again. They'll be halfway to being repainted/wrapped and having their VINs swapped before you even file a police report, especially Hellcats
 
Not Suprised, 2012 F350 I owned, Broken into. 2020, Caught someone tampering and know of people with issues realting to your post.
 
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