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Camaro, Mustang, Challenger Top List of Most Stolen “Sporty” Vehicles
The most stolen “sporty” vehicles have been narrowed down and it looks as if Detroit’s muscle cars round out the top three most stolen cars in that class. The National Insurance Crime Bureau just released the latest in theft reports, and here is the top list within the “sporty” category. As indicated by the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), these theft records were filed from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2012 and only include the 2010, 2011, 2012 model year vehicles.
Sporty vehicles are broken down into three classes: premium, mid-sized, and compact with each class containing many makes and models. The report breaks down the thefts by class as well as the top ten makes and models.
A total of 3,780 sporty vehicles were reported stolen during the aforementioned time period in the United States. The mid-sized class takes the cake with 3,271 thefts and counts for 87 percent of total vehicles stolen.
Within the mid-sized class, the Chevy Camaro tops the charts as the most stolen sporty vehicle with 1,509 theft reports. The Ford Mustang comes in second with 980, and the Dodge Challenger takes third with 782 stolen vehicles. These three American vehicles topped the entire report of the most stolen sporty vehicles. Following the top three is the Porsche Panamera (103) followed by the Audi A5/S5 (101).
Sporty Vehicle Thefts by Make & Model:
Make Model Sporty class Thefts
Chevrolet - Camaro - Mid-Sized - 1,509
Ford - Mustang - Mid-Sized - 980
Dodge - Challenger - Mid-Sized - 782
Porsche - Panamera - Premium - 103
Audi - A5/S5 - Compact - 101
Chevrolet - Corvette - Premium - 69
Nissan - 370Z - Compact - 47
BMW - 6 Series - Premium - 45
Porsche - 911 - Premium - 24
Volkswagen - Eos - Compact - 23
These reports are also broken down by state where the most sporty vehicle thefts took place. Topping that list is California (764), followed by Florida (443), Texas (381), Georgia (257), and Michigan (187).
After being reviewed by Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSA), the sporty thefts can be narrowed down by area with the most taking place in Los Angeles/Long Beach/Santa Ana, California (291). Behind California is Georgia’s Atlanta/Sandy Springs/Marietta area (226) followed by Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Pompano Beach, Florida (208). Next up is New York/Northern New Jersey/Long Island in the NY-NJ-PA area (198) and then the Detroit/Warren/Livonia, Michigan area (179).