US Car Thefts Surge by 10% in 2022: Top Models Preferred by Thieves Revealed

According to the FBI, motor vehicle thefts will increase by a double digit year over year in 2022.

According to the federal law enforcement agency, they increased by 10.9% between 2021 and 2022 in the United States. The overall number of cars stolen last year was estimated to reach “nearly a million.”

The motor vehicle theft stats were released as part of a larger set of data regarding crime in the United States made public by the FBI.

CAR THEFTS IN THE UNITED STATES EXCEED $1 MILLION FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2008

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat was named the car with the greatest relative claim frequency for theft by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) in April. According to the HLDI survey, the top five also included the Dodge Charger HEMI, the Infiniti Q50 4dr, the Dodge Challenger, and the Land Rover Range Rover 4dr 4WD.

The HLDI employs a methodology that entails “measuring the frequency of theft by the number of claims per 1,000 insured vehicle years,” according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Meanwhile, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reported in July that the three most popular vehicles among thieves in 2022 would be the full-sized Chevrolet Pickup, the full-sized Ford Pickup, and the Honda Civic. According to the group, the most popular model years for those were 2004, 2006, and 2000, in that order.

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