Honda tops list of most-stolen cars

(IFCAR via Wikipedia)
10. 2008 Chevrolet Impala (9,225)

(IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons)

A Dodge Caravan circa 2002 is seen in Quebec. (Courtesy Bull-Doser via Wikimedia Commons)
9. 2002 Dodge Caravan (9,798)

(Courtesy Bull-Doser via Wikimedia Commons)

In this April 6, 2016, photograph, a newly-assembled Altima sedan rolls off the line and passes underneath a tally board at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Miss. Nissan product models assembled include the Altima, Armada, NV Cargo Van, NV Passenger Van, Murano, Titan King Cab and Crew Cab and the Frontier King Cab and Crew Cab. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
8. 2015 Nissan Altima (10,374)

(AP/Rogelio V. Solis)

7. 2014 Toyota Corolla (10,547) (PRNewsFoto/Toyota, Joe Polimeni) THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY PRNewsfoto and is for EDITORIAL USE ONLY**
7. 2014 Toyota Corolla (10,547)

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6. 2001 Dodge Pickup (full size) (11,212)
(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
6. 2001 Dodge Pickup (full size) (11,212)

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

A 2014 Toyota Camry is seen in Victoria, Australia. (Courtesy OSX via Wikimedia Commons)
5. 2014 Toyota Camry (15,466)

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2004 Chevrolet pickup (full-size)
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4. 2004 Chevrolet Pickup (full size) (27,771)

(IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons)

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
3. 2006 Ford Pickup (full size) (29,396)

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

A Honda Civic circa 1996-1998 is seen in the U.S. (Courtesy IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons)
 2. 1998 Honda Civic (49,430)

(Courtesy IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons)

A Honda Accord circa 1996, 1997 is seen in College Park, Maryland. (IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons)
1. 1996 Honda Accord (52,244)

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(IFCAR via Wikipedia)
A Dodge Caravan circa 2002 is seen in Quebec. (Courtesy Bull-Doser via Wikimedia Commons)
In this April 6, 2016, photograph, a newly-assembled Altima sedan rolls off the line and passes underneath a tally board at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Miss. Nissan product models assembled include the Altima, Armada, NV Cargo Van, NV Passenger Van, Murano, Titan King Cab and Crew Cab and the Frontier King Cab and Crew Cab. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
7. 2014 Toyota Corolla (10,547) (PRNewsFoto/Toyota, Joe Polimeni) THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY PRNewsfoto and is for EDITORIAL USE ONLY**
6. 2001 Dodge Pickup (full size) (11,212)
(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
A 2014 Toyota Camry is seen in Victoria, Australia. (Courtesy OSX via Wikimedia Commons)
2004 Chevrolet pickup (full-size)
(Courtesy IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons)
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
A Honda Civic circa 1996-1998 is seen in the U.S. (Courtesy IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons)
A Honda Accord circa 1996, 1997 is seen in College Park, Maryland. (IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons)

WASHINGTON — The 1996 Honda Accord and the 1998 Honda Civic were the two most-stolen cars in the U.S. last year.

Almost 102,000 of one or the other of those cars were taken by car thieves in 2015.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau’s Hot Wheels list includes mostly older model cars, but does include some later-model vehicles. And a separate list of most-stolen brand-new cars in 2015 shows more than 7,600 brand-new vehicles were stolen last year.

“While older vehicles still dominate our Hot Wheels most-stolen list, the number of late model vehicles with anti-theft protection on the list goes to show that technology isn’t foolproof,” said NICB president and CEO Joe Wehrle.

“Criminals are doing their best to defeat anti-theft technology through hacking and other means, while at the same time manufacturers and others are working to improve security.”

The National Insurance Crime Bureau examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center to determine the most stolen vehicles.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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