Most stolen vehicles in the US in 2016

WASHINGTON — The most stolen vehicle in the U.S. in 2016 was a 1997 Honda Accord.

In fact, many of the most stolen vehicles continue to be older, pre-“smart key” models, according to the annual report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

Anti-theft technology continues to take a bite out of auto thefts, the report said. Thefts in 2016 were down dramatically from their all-time high in 1992.

In the D.C. area, the most stolen vehicles were all Honda Accords: In the District, it was the 1994; in Maryland, the 2012, and in Virginia, the 2002.

Here are the 10 most stolen vehicles in the U.S. in 2016, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

HOLLYWOOD, FL - JUNE 18:  A pre-owned Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee from the year 2000 is seen for sale on June 18, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. Chrysler  agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps that include the Jeep Grand Cherokees from model years 1993 through 2004 and Jeep Libertys from 2002 through 2007.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
10. 2000 Jeep Cherokee

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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

(IFCAR via Wikipedia)

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, the 2015 Toyota Camry is on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles. Toyota is building two new auto plants, one in Mexico and the other in China, ending a three-year hiatus from such ambitions that the Japanese automaker voluntarily imposed on itself after a massive recall scandal. Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday, April 15, 2015 it will invest $1 billion for the plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, creating 2,000 jobs, to make the Corolla subcompact - one of Toyota’s biggest hits. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
8. 2015 Toyota Camry

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

6. 2001 Dodge Pickup (full size) (11,212)
(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
7. 2001 Dodge Pickup (full size)

(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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)
6. 2015 Nissan Altima

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The Camry has never been known for bold styling, but it seems that it’s more important to Toyota than before.  (WTOP/Mike Parris)
5. 2016 Toyota Camry

(WTOP/Mike Parris)

2004 Chevrolet pickup (full-size)
(Courtesy IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons)
4. 2004 Chevrolet pickup (full-size)

(Courtesy IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons)

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
3. 2006 Ford pickup (full-size)

(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

(Courtesy IFCAR via Wikimedia Commons)

1. 1997 Honda Accord
1. 1997 Honda Accord

(Makizox via Wikimedia Commons)

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HOLLYWOOD, FL - JUNE 18:  A pre-owned Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee from the year 2000 is seen for sale on June 18, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. Chrysler  agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps that include the Jeep Grand Cherokees from model years 1993 through 2004 and Jeep Libertys from 2002 through 2007.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
10. 2008 Chevrolet Impala (9,225) (IFCAR via Wikipedia)
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, the 2015 Toyota Camry is on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles. Toyota is building two new auto plants, one in Mexico and the other in China, ending a three-year hiatus from such ambitions that the Japanese automaker voluntarily imposed on itself after a massive recall scandal. Toyota Motor Corp. announced Wednesday, April 15, 2015 it will invest $1 billion for the plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, creating 2,000 jobs, to make the Corolla subcompact - one of Toyota’s biggest hits. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
6. 2001 Dodge Pickup (full size) (11,212)
(Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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)
The Camry has never been known for bold styling, but it seems that it’s more important to Toyota than before.  (WTOP/Mike Parris)
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)
1. 1997 Honda Accord

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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