(Undated) - If you own a car or a truck that was built in the past ten years, chances of it being stolen are less than if it were built in the 20th century. That's according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB), which has just released statistics on the most-stolen vehicles.
Roger Morris, VP for communications for NCIB, says the most-stolen vehicles in the U.S. are Honda Accord models built before 2000, and the most-stolen vehicles in Ohio are older-model Chevrolet pickup trucks. Morris says older model vehicles are easier to steal, as their security systems aren't as sophisticated, they can still be hot-wired, and there are enough of them on the roads that the parts are still worth a lot at chop shops.
Morris says it's still possible to steal newer model cars, if the owners of those cars are careless, doing things such as leaving it unlocked, leaving the keys in it, or even leaving it running.
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