Why Accords Again Top List of Most-Stolen Cars

Thieves can get 3 times value of car by selling it in parts, says expert
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2014 7:14 PM CDT
Why Accords Again Top List of Most-Stolen Cars
A Honda Accord for sale at a dealership in Des Plaines, Ill.   (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Different types of cars rotate in and out of various best-of categories every year, except for one long-time champ: Honda Accord in the odd field of most-stolen vehicle. A new list by car-security company LoJack has the Accord at No. 1 for the fifth straight year, reports NBC News. And it's no statistical fluke on the part of the company: An annual list put out by the National Insurance Crime Bureau also has had the Accord in the top spot for five years' running.

So is the Accord particularly vulnerable to break-ins? Not so much. As a LoJack VP explains to ABC News, this is more about supply and demand—for parts. The model has been a longtime favorite with buyers, and "that means year after year there are more Accords on the road, getting into car accidents or needing parts for repair." The upshot is that car thieves can steal an Accord, sell it for parts, and make three times the value of the vehicle, says Patrick Clancy. The top 10 most stolen:

  1. Honda Accord
  2. Honda Civic
  3. Toyota Camry
  4. Toyota Corolla
  5. Chevy Silverado
  6. Acura Integra
  7. Cadillac Escalade
  8. Ford F350
  9. Nissan Altima
  10. Chevy Tahoe
(Read more Honda Accord stories.)

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