Report Lists Most Stolen Sports Cars: And the Most Stolen Model Is...

By | October 29, 2013
American sports cars are notorious for their high theft rates, and the latest report from the National Crime Information Center confirms that these cars are prime targets for speed-loving bandits. According to data released today, the Chevrolet Camaro ranked as the most stolen sports car between 2009 and 2012. A total of 1,509 Camaros were swiped, representing around 40 percent of all sports car thefts during the three year period. The Ford Mustang was the second most likely car to be stolen, tallying 980 thefts while the Dodge Challenger came in third with 782 thefts. Rounding out the top five most stolen sports cars were the Porsche Panamera and the Audi A5/S5. The Chevrolet Corvette and BMW 6 Series also made the list with 69 and 45 thefts respectively. Generally, the list was dominated by mid-size cars, although smaller cars such as the Porsche 911 and Nissan 370Z were also included. The report only takes into account 2010 through 2012 model year vehicles.
The report also found that 14 percent of all stolen sports cars were never returned to their owners as of the end of March 2013. The most expensive sports cars were found to have the lowest recovery rates among the bunch. And as for the most likely place for sports cars to be stolen? California accounted for 20 percent of all sports car thefts, followed by Florida and Texas. Vehicle thefts across the board rose in 2012, reversing an eight-year decline. Although sports cars tend to receive all the flack for their allure among thieves, the most vehicle thefts overall typically occur with mainstream models. Source: NICB