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Most Stolen Cars

“During the pandemic there has been a drop in crime, with the exception of car theft,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent car insurance agency.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its annual “Hot Wheels” report identifying the top 10 most stolen cars in the U.S. for 2020.

Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in 2020

Vehicle Make & Model                                     Most Common Model Year Stolen

#1 Ford Full Size Pick-up                                                   2006

#2 Chevrolet Full Size Pick-up                                          2004

#3 Honda Civic                                                                     2000

#4 Honda Accord                                                                 1997

#5 Toyota Camry                                                                  2019

#6 Nissan Altima                                                                 2020

#7 GMC Full Size Pick-up                                                  2005

#8 Toyota Corolla                                                                2020

#9 Honda CR-V                                                                    2000

#10 Dodge Full Size Pick-up                                              2001

“Auto thefts saw a dramatic increase in 2020 versus 2019 in part due to the pandemic, an economic downturn, law enforcement realignment, depleted social and schooling programs, and, in still too many cases, owner complacency,” said David Glawe, president and CEO of the NICB. “For many people, a car is the second largest investment they will ever make behind a home. No matter what kind of vehicle you have, take steps to protect your investment – lock your car and take your keys.”

The NICB also broke down thefts by state.

Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in 2020 in Florida

Vehicle Make & Model                                      Most Common Model Year Stolen

#1 Ford Full Size Pick-up                                                   2006

#2 Nissan Altima                                                                 2020

#3 Honda Accord                                                                 2018

#4 Toyota Camry                                                                  2020

#5 Toyota Corolla                                                                2020

#6 Chevrolet Full Size Pick-up                                          2020

#7 Honda Civic                                                                     2019

#8 Chevrolet Malibu                                                            2020

#9 Hyundai Sonata                                                              2011

#10 Ram Full Size Pick-up                                                 2019

Car thefts increased statewide by nearly 1,000 vehicles in the first six months of 2020 compared to the year before, according to data from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

“Common sense practices can keep your vehicle safe from theft,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent car insurance agency.

Removing keys and key fobs from the car, parking in a well-lit area and keeping the doors and windows locked can protect your car from being stolen.

Make sure you have comprehensive auto insurance, so your car can be replaced if stolen. GreatFlorida Insurance agents can answer any questions you have regarding the right car insurance, contact us today.
Ellsworth Buck
Since 2003, Ellsworth has served as Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, a network of independent, franchised insurance agents located throughout Florida. During his tenure he has helped the franchise grow to more than 100 independent locations state wide. He is a 20+ year veteran of the Florida Insurance industry and is a graduate West Virginia University, earning his M.B.A in 1984. He lives with his wife in Stuart, Florida. For more information visit:

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