LoJack lists most stolen cars, ten worst states for auto theft in 2011
Vehicle recovery specialist LoJack has released its automotive theft report for 2011.
2011 was a historic year for car thefts - and not in a good way, either. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says that the recovery rate for stolen vehicles hit a 25-year low of just 56 percent.
Vehicle theft recovery specialists at LoJack would like to point out, however, that vehicles stolen with their system installed had a 92 percent recovery rate in the U.S. last year. But LoJack's sales pitch aside, the company's analysis of the most stolen vehicles and most likely states to have your vehicle stolen in are a bit interesting.
If you just look at model year 2011 vehicles, for example, the company says that the top stolen vehicle last year was the Toyota Camry, followed by the Mercedes-Benz C300, Ford F350, Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. If you consider all models five years old or newer by year, make and model, the 2007 Toyota Camry tops the list again, followed by the 2010 Toyota Corolla, 2007 Cadillac Escalade, 2009 Camry and 2007 Corolla.
But if you just want to keep things simple and forget specific mode years and limiting factors, you will find the Honda Accord at the top of the most stolen models, followed (surprise surprise) by the Toyota Camry, Acura Integra, Toyota Corolla, Nissan Altima, Nissan Maxima, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford F-250.
What states should you be ware of parking your car outside in? California tops them all, followed by Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Arizona, Georgia and Nevada.
Fun factoids: The oldest vehicle ever recovered thanks to a LoJack? A 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline. Most pricey? Somewhat surprisingly, a $116,825 2010 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG.