Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado lead 11% spike in vehicle thefts

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The Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado are the most popular vehicles in America, but in a bad way for owners.

The Ford F-Series was the most-stolen vehicle in 2020, with the 2006 model leading the way.

The full-size pickups topped the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s “Hot Wheels” list of most-stolen vehicles for 2020, a year that saw an 11% overall rise in vehicle theft reports.

The annual study is based on vehicle thefts reported to law enforcement and saw the Silverado and previous Chevy full-size trucks’ spike 25.7% to move ahead of the Honda Civic on the list.

The 2004 Chevrolet Silverado was the most-stolen version of Chevy’s full-size pickup in 2020.

The report found 44,014 thefts of the F-Series and 40,968 for the Silverado, while 13,016 GMC trucks were stolen during the period and 11,991 Dodge/Ram pickups were stolen.

Older trucks, including the 2006 F-Series and 2005 Silverado, were the most commonly stolen models, likely due in part to advancements in theft-deterrent systems in recent years.

The Honda Civic was the third-most-stolen vehicle in 2000 and the 
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The NICB issues the report as a reminder to vehicle owners to take common-sense preventative steps, including locking vehicles and removing their keys; parking in well-lit areas; using an alarm and immobilizing device; and installing a tracking device to quickly locate a stolen vehicle.

Here’s the full top 10 with the most common model year stolen:

1: Ford F-Series/2006

2: Chevrolet Silverado/full-size pickups 2004

3: Honda Civic/2000

4: Honda Accord/1997

5: Toyota Camry/2019

6 : Nissan Altima/2020

7: GMC Sierra/full-size pickups 2005

8: Toyota Corolla/2020

9: Honda CR-V/2000

10: Dodge/Ram/2001

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