The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) releases its annual U.S. most stolen vehicle report, and the news is not good. Overall vehicle theft in the United States went up 11% in 2020 when compared to 2019. Not surprisingly, pickup trucks are some of the most popular with thieves. The surprise comes when you look further into the data.
For reference, here is the original NICB “Hot Wheels” report for 2020. All images and data in this article come from NICB.
The 2006 Ford F-series (F-150 and/or Super Duty) was the most stolen pickup truck in the U.S. in 2020. The F-series is the most popular vehicle on sale in the country. There are many of these trucks around. Unfortunately, they also become targets of theft. The NICB reports that 2006 was the most common model of the F-Series that was stolen.
The 2004 Chevy Silverado pickup truck is the second most stolen in the country. Chevrolet truck thefts increased by a massive 25.7% over 2019. The 2005 GMC Sierra and 2001 Dodge Ram full-size trucks are less popular targets, but they are still rounding out the top 10.
The other surprise is that the most stolen cars on the list are much newer. In fact, NICB says the most common Toyota Camry cars that are stolen are 2019 models. The most common stolen Nissan Altima cars are 2020 models.
Here is our recent video series – No Payment Needed: To Hell and Back that features some of these older pickup trucks.