Is your car on this list?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Here's the "Most Stolen Cars" list from last year. Do you see yours?
    Most stolen vehicles in 2002
    Rank Year Make Model
    1 1989 Toyota Camry
    2 1991 Toyota Camry
    3 1990 Toyota Camry
    4 2000 Honda Civic SI
    5 1994 Honda Accord EX
    6 1994 Chevrolet C1500 4X2
    7 1995 Honda Accord EX
    8 1988 Toyota CAMRY
    9 1994 Honda Accord LX
    10 1996 Honda Accord LX
    11 1997 Ford F150 4X2
    12 1996 Honda Accord EX
    13 2001 Ford F150 4X2
    14 1995 Honda Civic EX
    15 1991 Honda Accord LX
    16 1999 Honda Civic SI
    17 1990 Honda Accord EX
    18 1995 Honda Accord LX
    19 1992 Honda Accord LX
    20 1995 Acura Integra GS-R
    21 1997 Honda Accord LX
    22 1997 Chevrolet C1500 4X2
    23 1995 Honda Civic DX
    24 1992 Honda Accord EX
    25 1987 Toyota Camry

    CCC Information Services

    Toyotas and Hondas are popular with the public, which makes them popular with thieves. They also tend to have interchangeable parts among model years, creating a profitable market for replacement parts, CCC said.

    In addition to CCC, the National Information Crime Bureau (NICB) and the Highway Data Loss Institute also track the who, what, where and when of stolen cars.

    "Stolen-car lists catch the public interest," admits Chris E. McGoey, owner of McGoey Security Consulting in Los Angeles. "Some people will avoid buying a car on these lists, but that's a false sense of security."
  2. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Assuming these are raw numbers of cars stolen, rather than a statistical likelihood that a car of this description will be stolen, then Camry and Accord owners can probably relax, and people driving previous-generation Civic Sis ought to go outside right this second and make sure their car is still there...

  3. AH HAH!!! I am safe. I have a 94' Ford Taurus
  4. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    Mine's # 13. I put it in the garage every night though. I thought 4x4 trucks were high on this kind of list, but don't see any.
  5. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    Mine too. I'm actually surprised its that high!
  6. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Guess that explains why everybody and their brother has a jewel blue Civic SI.
  7. Nope...don't see Flip Skateboard on there anywhere;)

  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Yeah, it's still there.

    Somebody tried to steal it a few years back on two occassions.

    We moved.
  9. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    vtec B16 and B18 honda engines are like solid gold right now. demand is ridiculous.

    but my car isn't on the list. not many people interested in the lowly 2.4 SOHC KA24E though :) though lots of 240sx's are recieving SR20DETs, CA18DETs, RB20DETs and RB25DETs, so thefts of ones that are obviously 'hooked up' has gone up because the demand for SR's and skyline engines is getting to be pretty big too.
  10. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Mine isn't either.

    Noone's ever tried to steal my friend's Honda, but it's been broken into about 8 times. He no loger lock the doors on it.
  11. No one goes after older cars. My 76 Celica is safe, or at least until the paint job and restoration is done.

    Rock on
  12. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    My bus pass has never been stolen, although the washing machine has done a number on it a few times when I forgot to take it out of my pocket.
  13. Wownirvana


    Jul 7, 2002
    Athens, GA
    My car is #17 but that's ok cause it gets good gas mileage (a little bit over 30 miles to a gallon) and I love driving a stick shift. Of course I'm about to get a new car, kind of. I'm getting basically the car I have now but in a 4 door and automatic (bleh) so that I can haul around my 4x10 without as much trouble~Josh