The Top 5 Most Stolen Cars Of 2009

February 19, 2010 / by / 2 Comments

Stolen Cars

As we have been seeing that the auto industry is advancing at a very fast rate and every new day brings the news of one new and fantastic model coming from some company’ side, this advancement has created a very severe competition in the international auto industry and each company is trying to bring maximum amount of its model in the market to get a hold of it. An unfortunate factor is that the rate of stealing of cars along the world has also prevailing consistently though some countries have become successful in reducing the rate of car theft but still there are many countries which are facing this problem at a great rate.

There are organizations working in many countries of the world which tracks the ratio of models stolen every year in their country and it has reported that the types of cars being stolen remain same for many years and in this article there are top 5 models given which have the maximum rate of being stolen in the world and this record has been provided by the agencies working in some of the main countries like US, Canada and others.

1. Honda Civic

This is the car which is most vulnerable to the attacks of the people or gangs that steals cars and each year one of the models of Honda civic has been seen in the list of most popular stolen cars. The reason behind this much fame of this sedan among the negative minded people might be the high class capabilities of this car and due to the price associated with its models the sale rate is also very high in many countries of the world. According to the 2009 estimate the models 2000 and 1999 of Honda civic were stolen at a great rate.

Photo by Felipe.Bueno

Photo by Felipe.Bueno

2. 2006 Chevrolet/GMC Trailblazer SS 4-door 4WD

This was another favorite model of thieves for the last year and just like Honda the reason for this rate might be the good sale of this car. This is actually an SUV that is produced by the American division of General motors and the rate of theft of this car has also reported to be greatest in America. Another factor for the increase rate of its theft might be the weak security integrated in this car.

Photo by Dwight Phillips Auto Sales

Photo by Dwight Phillips Auto Sales

3. 2002 Ford Explorer

This is one of the best selling American sports vehicle that was redesigned in the early 2002 model and the new curves and a more spacious model attracted quite a huge group of people including the thieves that have made this model one of the most stolen models of the year 2009. The thieves always look for some vehicle which can support them during other crimes and this car’s style and capabilities thus could be said to have inspired them at their maximum.

Photo by BillDubeHyundai

Photo by BillDubeHyundai

4. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup

This is another desirable model of thieves for the last year and the reason behind this is also the same as with the earlier discussed models ‘space & capabilities’. Such models are helpful in doing some other crimes like robbery, as they can accommodate many people and they are also quite speedy.

Photo by Jim Trottier

Photo by Jim Trottier

5. 2007 Toyota corolla

This is another fantastic sedan which has attracted the thieves because of its good capabilities and some limitations in its security. The security advisors of the world always suggests the automobile developer to make low cost and less attractive cars for thieves by bringing higher security devices for their models. This car might also have not focused on this point that’s why it was easy for those people to steal it.

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Photo by mikeman33

These were some of the very popular models of the cars that have attracted the thieves towards them and thus have been enlisted in the top stolen cars. If the auto developers brings more attention towards the security of their cars then the ratio of stolen cars can be decreased.


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  1. ray

    I own a 2004 Honda Civic, and I put my club on it every time I stay in for the rest of the night. Funny thing is when I first bought my car when I 22 years, I was pulled over by the police so much that it was crazy.

    Mar.11.2010 at 3:14 pm
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