Auto theft is something that can strike any driver at any time, regardless of how careful an individual is. Unfortunately, there are a few vehicles that may be more susceptible to theft than others. While steps may be taken to increase the security of a car, something as simple as the make or model may be enough to make an automobile a target for thieves.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau recently released a report detailing the large and midsized vehicles with the most reported thefts. Data was collected from 2009 to 2012, and the study focused on newer models from the 2010, 2011 and 2012 years.
During the three-year window, more than 31,000 large and midsized vehicles were reported stolen, according to the NICB report. About 70 percent of those automobiles were in the midsized segment, and the Toyota Camry led the way with 4,619 reports. That was far and away the most common target, with the second-place Chevrolet Impala having about 1,000 fewer reported thefts. Also in the top five was the Nissan Altima, Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion.
One way to prevent thefts is to take a vehicle to an auto repair franchise for a tune up. Getting features like a security system regularly checked and updated can save a lot of time, money and frustration in the long run.