The National Insurance Crime Bureau has analyzed the amount of stolen sports cars sold between the 2010 and 2012 model years, and found the Chevrolet Camaro right up in front. Of the 3,780 new sports cars swiped from January 2009 to December 2012, the top three were all Detroit pony cars, with 1,509 thefts accounting for the Camaro, while 980 were Mustangs and 782 Dodge Challengers. Meanwhile, the Corvette amounted to only 69 thefts.
Overall, California owners suffered the most cases of vehicle theft, with Florida, Texas, Georgia and Michigan rounding out the top five. It’s suspected that, while vehicles are mostly stolen for their parts, the Chevrolet Camaro is a target for more organized groups outside of the normal thieves with a chop shop. This is because many of these Camaros have vanished without a trace, suggesting that they’re shipped overseas where they’re bought via black market. As for the Camaro’s vehicle security and OnStar systems, thieves have found ways to remove them entirely.