What is the most stolen car in America?
My friend’s car was stolen the other day to no fault of his own. It was in a well-lit area and it had an anti-theft device, but the thief was rather brazen if that’s the word. It made me think: what’s the most stolen car in America?
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Sorry to hear about your friend, and these situations are not always the car owner’s fault. Some thieves have so much experience stealing cars that it’s second nature, and few deterrents will stop them. In recent years, the most stolen car in America has been the 2006 Ford F150.
More generally, the Ford F-Series has been the most stolen, with total thefts of over 44,000 annually. The reason thieves target Ford F-Series pickup trucks—in particular, models older than 2007—is because they’re notoriously easy to hotwire and have few anti-theft devices.
No matter what car you buy, it’s a potential target for car thieves. To protect yourself, you should do the following:
- Buy an anti-theft device
- Install a GPS tracker
- Park in a garage or well-lit area
- Park in areas that have security, if possible
- Install cameras on your home that face your preferred parking spot
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