Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    2:04 PM

GasBuddy News Article

67
votes
Car thieves are tartgeting more SUVs, cross-over vehicles, and tailgates too

GasBuddy Blog -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that SUVs and cross-over SUVs are the vehicle of choice for car thieves.

Almost 20,000 2009-11 model year sports utility (SUVs) and crossover sports utility vehicles (CUVs) were reported stolen between 2008 and mid-year 2012.

CUV thefts outnumbered SUV thefts 12,070 to 7,891 between 2008 and June 2012, according to the NICB data.

The Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Edge were the most-stolen CUVs in that period, according to the report while the Chevy Tahoe, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee were the most stolen SUVs in the same time frame.

According to NICB and onlineautoinsurance.com, the most popular vehicles being stolen (SUVs and CUVs) are...


Read the Full Article

Submitted Feb 14, 2013 By: PD
Category: GasBuddy Official Blog > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Car thieves are tartgeting more SUVs, cross-over vehicles, and tailgates too Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
phpearso
Veteran Author Indiana

Posts:258
Points:490,600
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 2:40:20 PM

old!
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:22,186
Points:2,060,515
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:01:51 PM

Close1: nope, they steal your wallet (if possible) and fill up w/ your own credit card.
Profile Pic
Close1out
Rookie Author Washington DC

Posts:6
Points:225
Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:25:53 PM

when they steal the car do the put gas in it.
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:22,186
Points:2,060,515
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 3:52:26 AM

gary: they already do cost more in insurance from the start.
Profile Pic
garywa01
Sophomore Author Alberta

Posts:202
Points:735,290
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 11:35:20 AM

higher car insurance for these
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:22,186
Points:2,060,515
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 3:54:54 AM

thankfully, I don't drive one of those vehicles.
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:22,186
Points:2,060,515
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 10:02:04 PM

lgw: isn't it kinda odd?
Profile Pic
lgwhitlock
Champion Author Chico

Posts:8,974
Points:2,115,975
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:01:30 AM

Strange; why would someone want to steal gas guzzlers when gas is going up...
Profile Pic
Rappcommuter
All-Star Author Virginia

Posts:785
Points:902,765
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 9:49:12 AM

Interesting to see the Dodge Journey up there. I didn't think it was that popular. I also wonder if the thefts of cars such as the Accord, Camry, and the focus have dropped off.
Profile Pic
endymion
Champion Author New York

Posts:2,473
Points:506,295
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 7:25:49 AM

So, the most popular, trendy vehicles are the most often stolen. No surprise here.
Profile Pic
rbrk02
Champion Author Rhode Island

Posts:8,156
Points:1,267,880
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:44:33 AM

Really no surprises here.
Profile Pic
RogerB
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:20,414
Points:3,070,445
Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:16:24 AM

Old...............

Old news
Profile Pic
fillerupyeoww
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:8,004
Points:2,098,930
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 4:23:35 AM

Lock it up.
Profile Pic
isem
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:4,069
Points:873,915
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 4:22:48 AM

The unemployment rate is very low in the Chop-Shop industry…
Profile Pic
DblChek
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:3,286
Points:835,590
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 4:06:24 AM

No surprise

[Edited by: DblChek at 2/15/2013 6:07:46 AM EST]
Profile Pic
mediccoy
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:14,461
Points:2,759,370
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 4:05:08 AM

File this article under thefts.
Profile Pic
Janetique
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:2,931
Points:1,175,645
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 4:03:57 AM

Glad I drive an older car!
Profile Pic
WEB0153
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:2,739
Points:595,380
Joined:Dec 2012
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 4:02:49 AM

OK
Profile Pic
arb0526
Champion Author Greensboro

Posts:2,781
Points:582,685
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 4:02:12 AM

TY GB
Profile Pic
MopedTime
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:1,858
Points:786,800
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 4:01:46 AM

Guess gas price didn't matter if your car was stolen...
Profile Pic
Ringmaster2008
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:9,486
Points:1,482,875
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 4:01:34 AM

Old news
Profile Pic
chuckohio
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:3,255
Points:679,785
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:59:00 AM

Old...............
Profile Pic
ILVET
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:17,013
Points:3,373,515
Joined:Jan 2005
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:56:50 AM

Can we move on please
Profile Pic
TheeRedRam
Champion Author Hartford

Posts:5,212
Points:1,118,245
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:56:07 AM

I'm sure they are. That helps out gas prices how?
Profile Pic
yardslave
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:4,723
Points:1,047,170
Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:54:55 AM

Gas related?
Profile Pic
Dailyrun
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:2,217
Points:434,915
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:53:56 AM

$$$
Profile Pic
LeeFree
Champion Author Pittsburgh

Posts:11,245
Points:2,684,875
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:53:55 AM

Easy to steal and high demand in chop shops for the parts.
Profile Pic
Beau2140
Champion Author New York

Posts:10,360
Points:2,092,560
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:52:49 AM

They steal what sells best.
Profile Pic
HA4CNN
Champion Author Toronto

Posts:7,543
Points:1,952,955
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:51:31 AM

I guess these are the units that are selling the best.
Profile Pic
csnvcas
All-Star Author Illinois

Posts:994
Points:236,980
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:50:51 AM

Interesting
Profile Pic
bart_reed
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:6,124
Points:1,236,240
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:50:30 AM

We know what thieves like.
Profile Pic
Redink
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:9,104
Points:1,712,605
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:49:02 AM

No good reason for this.
Profile Pic
WR-INC
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:42,537
Points:4,072,335
Joined:Dec 2002
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:47:56 AM

The thieves and those that buy from them should both be targeted.
Profile Pic
dbecks44
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:3,302
Points:871,325
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:47:48 AM

Guess they don't really care about gas mileage. Maybe they steal fuel as well...
Profile Pic
sonicmustang
All-Star Author Alberta

Posts:637
Points:149,525
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:46:23 AM

Well well well
Profile Pic
billy44bo
Champion Author Mobile

Posts:9,216
Points:1,932,215
Joined:Feb 2008
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:45:46 AM

That gives the police something to do like catch these bozos
Profile Pic
SavingInNC
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:7,428
Points:1,493,640
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:45:32 AM

Crazies
Profile Pic
Bill100
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:44,809
Points:1,601,245
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:43:56 AM

I drive a 1996. They don't want mine.
Profile Pic
greatartiste
All-Star Author New Jersey

Posts:617
Points:141,375
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:43:21 AM

get them all off the road...
Profile Pic
Bubba44612
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:9,460
Points:2,321,725
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:41:27 AM

Whatever.
Profile Pic
Lengas
Champion Author Gary

Posts:15,825
Points:3,168,425
Joined:Nov 2004
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:41:17 AM

Bad news
Profile Pic
oweno1
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:2,688
Points:548,065
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:40:24 AM

dumb crooks won't be able to keep them in gas
Profile Pic
hockey_24
Champion Author KW

Posts:2,370
Points:520,405
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:38:42 AM

same as before
Profile Pic
rjd1608
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:7,478
Points:2,378,530
Joined:Aug 2003
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:30:44 AM

commented yesterday
Profile Pic
toolman3md
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:2,511
Points:803,265
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:28:47 AM

Tailgate stealing? Now that's old news.
Profile Pic
AvantiMick
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:14,829
Points:2,985,010
Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:28:42 AM

That'll teach 'em, no gas mileage, so they can't go far!
Profile Pic
Foxt
Champion Author Minnesota

Posts:7,354
Points:2,465,125
Joined:Jul 2006
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:28:07 AM

Tailgates are an option when purchasing a truck, an expensive one at that.
Profile Pic
getchaz
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:1,438
Points:435,095
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:27:46 AM

Thanks
Profile Pic
warlord1
Champion Author Georgia

Posts:7,220
Points:1,473,330
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:27:42 AM

I hope they get caught and locked up and the key thrown away. Nothing worse than a thief!!!!!!!!!
Profile Pic
djp071158
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:2,727
Points:732,875
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 3:25:52 AM

Stealing tailgates?
Post a reply Back to Topics