Some SUVs and crossovers are more likely to get stolen than others, at least according to a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Of 2011-13 model year vehicles, the Ford Escape topped NICB’s list of most stolen SUVs, with 1,421 vehicles stolen between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2013. The Escape is followed by the Ford Edge, Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Kia Sorento, which round out the top five.
Of the 21,711 SUVs stolen during the four-year span, compact crossovers made up the greatest number of thefts, with 6,981 stolen. Large crossovers accounted for 3,206 thefts, followed by midsize crossovers with 3,204 vehicles stolen. Large SUVs and premium crossovers made up 2,902 and 2,394 of the vehicles stolen, respectively.
NICB’s Top 10 Stolen SUVs (and the number stolen):
California had the most SUV/crossover thefts, with 3,531 stolen vehicles, followed by 1,897 in Florida, 1,834 in Michigan, 1,686 in Texas and 1,577 in New York. Kicking Tires writes, “When examined by states' large metropolitan areas, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island posted the most thefts (2,520), followed by Detroit-Warren-Livonia (1,701) and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (1,300).”