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New Cars With The Highest Theft Rates

Forbes -- Is your car popular for the wrong reasons? It could be if you drive a Dodge Charger, which tops the latest list of most stolen new cars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Autos continue to be hot properties among thieves, with 379,677 of them pilfered last year according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Fortunately, NHTSA says increased use of parts marking, anti-theft devices and technology like coded keys, along with heighted public awareness and improved law enforcement have helped reduce this number steadily since 2001, with vehicle thefts now at their lowest rate since 1967.

Still, the FBI figures one car was pinched last year for every 555 members of the U.S. population, to the tune of around $4.5 billion in annual losses.

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Submitted Nov 16, 2012 By: Mudsprings
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Champion Author Portland

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 4:44:00 AM

New Cars With The Highest Theft Rates? Dodge? Whom in their right mind would bother with a Dodge? This shows you what kind of mpg these guys are looking for – not very much! There are much better cars to steal than some of the vehicles listed in this report. The vehicle I drive, most people do not ever look that way.
My current vehicle was paid off many years ago and I don't need any car payments now! I will drive my current vehicle into the ground before buying anything new, used, EV, Inbred, diesel, hydrogen, alternative fuel, CNG, concept and certainly not a Prius, Tesla, Leaf, Volt or an NYC/Sandy Special 'exploding submarine' Fiskar Karma Inbred!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 12:18:35 AM

The affordable cars were more likely to be parked in less secure areas when compared to the parking for luxury or upscale cars.
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