Car thefts were down 17 percent in 2009 compared with the year before – the largest drop in a six-year decline, according to the FBI’s most recent crime statistics, says NPR. The bad news is, if you’re driving an older car – even a plain-Jane, no-frills model – you may be a target. The National Insurance Crime Bureau, a group that keeps track of car thefts nationwide, issued its list of the most-stolen vehicles on Monday. And the No. 1 model is about as old as some of the people driving it.
The most-stolen car in the United States last year was a 1994 Honda Accord, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. That’s followed by the 1995 Honda Civic, the 1991 Toyota Camry, the 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup, the 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup, the 2000 Dodge Caravan, the 1994 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size), the 1994 Acura Integra, the 2002 Ford Explorer (’02), and the 2009 Toyota Corolla.