Most Popular Cars That Are Stolen In New York
Over the past couple of weeks, I have been used car shopping with my son.
As part of the process, we wanted to make sure we got a car that was good on gas, safe to drive and one that would be safe to park and leave in the driveway.
With all the reports of Kia's being stolen, I did some research and found the Top 10 most popular cars that were stolen in New York State.
If you have one of these cars or are thinking of getting one, you should also think of getting anti-theft devices as well.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) cited that car thieves took just over one million vehicles in 2022. That was a 7% increase over 2021.
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2022 also marked the first time since 2008 that car thefts in the United States surpassed one million vehicles. Overall those stolen vehicles in 2022 amounted to around $8.9 billion in total losses.
There were 28,292 reports of stolen vehicles in New York State in 2022 which was a 23% increase in reports from 2021 when 23,088 vehicle thefts were reported.
The good news is that there are some things that you can do to help prevent your vehicle from getting stolen.
1- Make sure you lock your doors and roll up your windows. Many thieves are looking for easy access, and having everything locked up will help.
2- Park in well-lit areas. Thieves want the process of stealing a vehicle to be easy. Being parked in a well-lit area ups the chances the thieves could be noticed by someone.
3 - Park in a garage if possible. Out of sight, out of mind. If thieves can't see your vehicle on the street or driveway, they won't think of stealing it.
4 - Have an Anti-Theft device if possible. There are many on the market, if you can have one on your vehicle, it makes it much harder for a thief to steal it.
Here were the Top 10 Makes of Vehicles Stolen In 2022:
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