The recent "Top 10 Most Stolen Cars" list released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau reveals that most car thieves currently prefers to steal older car models as opposed to the latest ones.
The revelation has actually caught the attention of most car owners and this has made some of them think why car thieves now prefer to steal older car models despite the fact that there are a lot of expensive and latest car models parked on most driveways.
However, the NICB also provided a substantial explanation for this trend. According to the agency, the pattern in which car thieves choose to steal older car models was brought about by the security and safety gadgets installed in latest vehicle models sold to new car finders
. These security gadgets and mechanism forced thieves to turn their attention to older cars models that are not secured.
This simply means that the security devices installed on most expensive and latest car models sold to car finders
and those that are offered through auto financing
were somehow successful in deterring or discouraging thieves from stealing these cars.
However, the agency is calling on the attention of owners of older car models since these are the vehicles that are now considered as the primary target of thieves. They are also encouraged to install security devices such as tracking gadgets, immobilizers, and even car alarms to increase their vehicles' security against thieves.
The list also indicated that the top three spots were occupied by Honda and Toyota.
The top spot is currently occupied by the 1994 Honda Accord, the 1995 Honda Civic got the second spot and the 1991 Toyota Camry comes in third.
The remaining spots that are included on the top-ten list were occupied by vehicles produced by US car makers starting with full-size 1999 Chevrolet Pickup to the 1999 Ford Taurus on the tenth spot.
As a whole, the list suggests that the efforts exerted by car makers in providing greater security features to the vehicles that they produce are gradually earning success. With this, car buyers can now take advantage of the effects that these security gadgets could provide.