Dodge Challenger is the Third Most Stolen Sports Car in America
The National Insurance Crime Bureau has conducted a study of reported “sporty” car thefts beginning on January 1st 2009 and ending on December 31st 2012 pertaining specifically to newer vehicles and with 782 reported thefts during that 4 year study, the Dodge Challenger was the third most commonly stolen car in America.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau study focused specifically on vehicles from the 2010, 2011 and 2012 model years so with the parameters of the study covering all of the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 calendar years – this was basically a study of reported thefts of newer sports cars. The Dodge Challenger ranked 3rd on the list behind the Chevrolet Camaro (1,509 reported thefts) and the Ford Mustang (980 thefts). With the Camaro, Mustang and Challenger ranking 1st, 2nd and 3rd in sales among sporty vehicles for 2010, 2011 and 2012 (the Mustang lead in sporty car sales in 2009), it doesn’t come as any big surprise that the three bestselling sports cars sold in America are also the three most stolen cars in America. However, this news serves as proof that the Dodge Challenger is a hot commodity on the stolen car market so Mopar muscle car owners should take special care to make sure that their baby stays their baby.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau also offered up the locations around the country where sports cars are most likely to be stolen so if you drive a car on the list below, you will want to avoid California, Florida, Texas, Georgia and Michigan (in that order) with a special emphasis on specific cities including Long Beach CA, Atlanta GA, Miami FL, Long Island NY and Warren MI. (Seriously…Warren Michigan).
The Most Stolen Sporty Cars in America:
(Make, Model, Units Report Stolen During the Study)
Chevrolet Camaro 1,509
Ford Mustang 980
Dodge Challenger 782
Porsche Panamera 103
Audi A5/S5 101
Chevrolet Corvette 69
Nissan 370Z 47
BMW 6 Series 45
Porsche 911 24
Volkswagen Eos 23