| 07/02/2013 | 0 Comments

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a new report that examines thefts of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) reported stolen between January 1, 2008, and June 30, 2012 in US.  

The data was further filtered to produce thefts for 2009, 2010, and 2011 model year vehicles only.  Using those parameters, there were 19,961 SUVs/CUVs reported stolen during the period.
The top five makes and models stolen during the period were:  Ford Escape (1,014), Chevrolet Tahoe (856), Toyota RAV4 (801), Ford Edge (739), and the Dodge Journey (721).
In terms of class, entry-level CUVs reported the most thefts with 6,357. Mid-range CUVs came in second with 3,560, followed by large SUVs with 2,454. California had the most SUV/CUV thefts with 3,003, followed by Texas with 1,826 and Florida with 1,784.
Toyota_RAV4Some news reports in recent years have erroneously named the Cadillac Escalade as the “most stolen” vehicle. In fact, based on data going back to 2005, the Cadillac Escalade never attained a ranking higher than No. 11 of the top 25 makes and models stolen each year.

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