What are the most stolen cars in Milwaukee?

I live in Milwaukee and the news keeps covering the massive increase in car thefts over the past two years. After doing some research, I found that full-size pickup trucks are the most-stolen vehicles in America, but I wasn’t sure if that was the case here. What are some of the most stolen cars in Milwaukee?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on Apr 18, 2022
With nearly 10,000 thefts annually in 2021 and just a few hundred less in 2020, car thefts in Milwaukee have been surging since dramatic drops since 2015. Unlike the rest of the US, full-size pickups aren’t the biggest targets. The most stolen cars in Milwaukee are Kias and Hyundais.
While the police department hasn’t released particular models or model years, they’ve stated that these are the two most-targeted brands simply because they’re easy to steal. Older models from Hyundai and Kia do not have engine immobilizers and breaking the rear window doesn’t trip the alarm.
However, you can do a few things to curb the chances of theft if you own a Kia or Hyundai:
  • Install a GPS tracker
  • Get an aftermarket anti-theft system
  • Park in a well-lit area
  • Install a dashcam
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