The Chevy Silverado full-size pickup truck was the second most-stolen vehicle in the U.S. last year, taking the spot from the formerly second-placed Honda Civic.
Per a recent report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), 40,968 Chevy Silverado full-size pickups were stolen in 2020, a 25.7-percent increase compared to the year prior, the highest percentage increase of all models on the list. The most common model year stolen was the 2004 Chevy Silverado.
By comparison, the number-one most-stolen vehicle in the U.S. in 2020 was the Ford F-150, with 44,014 thefts reported, an increase of 13 percent compared to 2019. The most common model year stolen was the 2006 Ford F-150.
Taking the third spot on the list of most-stolen vehicles was the Honda Civic with 34,144 vehicles reported stolen. Notably, that figure is only 2.8 percent higher than it was for the 2019 calendar year, with the most common model year stolen being the 2000 Honda Civic.
“Auto thefts saw a dramatic increase in 2020 versus 2019 in part due to the pandemic, an economic downturn, law enforcement realignment, depleted social and schooling programs, and, in still too many cases, owner complacency,” said president and CEO of the NICB, David Glawe. “For many people, a car is the second largest investment they will ever make behind a home. No matter what kind of vehicle you have, take steps to protect your investment – lock your car and take your keys.”
Also notable was the GMC Sierra 1500’s spot in seventh on the list, with 13,016 vehicles stolen, an increase of 16.6 percent compared to 2019. The most common model year stolen was the 2005 GMC Sierra 1500.
The Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, and ninth-placed Honda CR-V were the only vehicles on the top-10 list to post double-digit theft percentage increases from 2019. The Honda CR-V had 12,309 vehicles stolen, most commonly the 2000 model year, posting a 21.9-percent increase over the 2019 calendar year.