Being in the top 5 is often a good thing except when it concerns the least recovered stolen vehicles in America. The strong appeal of both the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro and 2013 Chevrolet Silverado put them high on this list.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released its latest report of the most stolen vehicle in America and the most unrecovered. For the most unrecovered, the Chevy Silverado and Chevy Camaro sit at number 2 and 4 respectably.
For this report, the NICB focused on only 2013 model-year vehicles stolen between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2014.
After analyzing this data, the NCIB had several takeaways:
- For the 30-month period, an astonishing total of 34,610 2013 model-year vehicles were stolen.
- The recovery rate for all vehicles (not just 2013) stolen during this time period was 50 percent. However, 2013 model-year vehicles had a recovery rate of 88 percent. The NCIB suggests this is due to the new-age vehicle recovery and theft protection devices found in these vehicles.
- The top 4 states for theft were: California (6,818), Florida (3,617), Texas (3,037) and Michigan (2,711).
Overall, trucks continue to lead the way in the most unrecovered category with the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado and Ram pickups ranking high. This is likely to their use by contractors who park them out in the open and/or on unsecure job sites. Also, they are simpler mechanically than most new cars and it is easier to hot wire them. Lastly, they are highly sought by thieves wanting to take them to Mexico or part them out.