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Car thieves are tartgeting more SUVs, cross-over vehicles, and tailgates too

GasBuddy Blog -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that SUVs and cross-over SUVs are the vehicle of choice for car thieves.

Almost 20,000 2009-11 model year sports utility (SUVs) and crossover sports utility vehicles (CUVs) were reported stolen between 2008 and mid-year 2012.

CUV thefts outnumbered SUV thefts 12,070 to 7,891 between 2008 and June 2012, according to the NICB data.

The Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Edge were the most-stolen CUVs in that period, according to the report while the Chevy Tahoe, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee were the most stolen SUVs in the same time frame.

According to NICB and onlineautoinsurance.com, the most popular vehicles being stolen (SUVs and CUVs) are...


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phpearso
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 4:40:20 PM

old!
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:01:51 AM

Close1: nope, they steal your wallet (if possible) and fill up w/ your own credit card.
Close1out
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 7:25:53 PM

when they steal the car do the put gas in it.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:52:26 AM

gary: they already do cost more in insurance from the start.
garywa01
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:35:20 PM

higher car insurance for these
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 5:54:54 AM

thankfully, I don't drive one of those vehicles.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 12:02:04 AM

lgw: isn't it kinda odd?
lgwhitlock
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 1:01:30 PM

Strange; why would someone want to steal gas guzzlers when gas is going up...
Rappcommuter
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:49:12 AM

Interesting to see the Dodge Journey up there. I didn't think it was that popular. I also wonder if the thefts of cars such as the Accord, Camry, and the focus have dropped off.
endymion
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 9:25:49 AM

So, the most popular, trendy vehicles are the most often stolen. No surprise here.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 8:44:33 AM

Really no surprises here.
RogerB
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 7:16:24 AM

Old...............

Old news
fillerupyeoww
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:23:35 AM

Lock it up.
isem
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:22:48 AM

The unemployment rate is very low in the Chop-Shop industry…
DblChek
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:06:24 AM

No surprise

[Edited by: DblChek at 2/15/2013 6:07:46 AM EST]
mediccoy
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:05:08 AM

File this article under thefts.
Janetique
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:03:57 AM

Glad I drive an older car!
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:02:49 AM

OK
arb0526
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:02:12 AM

TY GB
MopedTime
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:01:46 AM

Guess gas price didn't matter if your car was stolen...
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:01:34 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:59:00 AM

Old...............
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:56:50 AM

Can we move on please
TheeRedRam
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:56:07 AM

I'm sure they are. That helps out gas prices how?
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:54:55 AM

Gas related?
Dailyrun
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:53:56 AM

$$$
LeeFree
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:53:55 AM

Easy to steal and high demand in chop shops for the parts.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:52:49 AM

They steal what sells best.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:51:31 AM

I guess these are the units that are selling the best.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:50:51 AM

Interesting
bart_reed
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:50:30 AM

We know what thieves like.
Redink
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:49:02 AM

No good reason for this.
WR-INC
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:47:56 AM

The thieves and those that buy from them should both be targeted.
dbecks44
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:47:48 AM

Guess they don't really care about gas mileage. Maybe they steal fuel as well...
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:46:23 AM

Well well well
billy44bo
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:45:46 AM

That gives the police something to do like catch these bozos
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:45:32 AM

Crazies
Bill100
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:43:56 AM

I drive a 1996. They don't want mine.
greatartiste
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:43:21 AM

get them all off the road...
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:41:27 AM

Whatever.
Lengas
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:41:17 AM

Bad news
oweno1
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:40:24 AM

dumb crooks won't be able to keep them in gas
hockey_24
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:38:42 AM

same as before
rjd1608
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:30:44 AM

commented yesterday
toolman3md
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:28:47 AM

Tailgate stealing? Now that's old news.
AvantiMick
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:28:42 AM

That'll teach 'em, no gas mileage, so they can't go far!
Foxt
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:28:07 AM

Tailgates are an option when purchasing a truck, an expensive one at that.
getchaz
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:27:46 AM

Thanks
warlord1
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:27:42 AM

I hope they get caught and locked up and the key thrown away. Nothing worse than a thief!!!!!!!!!
djp071158
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:25:52 AM

Stealing tailgates?
getalong
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:25:05 AM

If you can afford one, than you can afford theft insurance.
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