Most stolen car in the U.S. in 2011 is 1994 Honda Accord image

The most stolen car in the United States last year was the 1994 Honda Accord as the NICB has recently announced.

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, or simply NICB, the most stolen car last year in the United States was the 1994 Honda Accord, which was followed on the second place by another Honda, the 1998 Civic, while the “bronze medal” went to the full-size 2006 Ford pickup truck, so one thing is for sure, car thieves over-seas love Japanese cars.

“Today’s vehicle thieves are typically professional criminals who have figured out how to get the key code for a specific vehicle, have a replacement key made, and steal the vehicle within a matter of days. We are aware of nearly 300 thefts that took place in the first three months of this year in which we believe replacement keys using illegally obtained key codes were used to steal the vehicle. We are working closely with our member companies, law enforcement, and the vehicle manufacturers to track these illegal key code transactions and stop the thefts or recover the stolen vehicles before they can be resold here or shipped out of the country to be sold overseas”, said the NICB president and CEO, Joe Wehrle.

Other cars that were preferred by thieves in the United States in 2011 were the 1991 Toyota Camry, the 2000 Dodge Caravan, the 1994 Acura Integra, the 1999 Chevrolet Pickup, the 2004 Dodge Pickup, the 2002 Ford Explorer and the 1994 Nissan Sentra.