Oklahoma's most stolen vehicle in 2011 was 1994 Chevy pickup

Seven of the top 10 vehicles thieves targeted across Oklahoma were pickups and sport utility vehicles, survey shows.
BY MATT DINGER mdinger@opubco.com Modified: August 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm •  Published: August 20, 2012
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The car most stolen nationwide last year was a Honda sedan, but full-size pickups are thieves' vehicle of choice in Oklahoma, according to a national survey released Monday.

The vehicle most stolen in the state in 2011 was the 1994 full-size Chevrolet pickup, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's Hot Wheels report.

The 1994 Honda Accord was the vehicle most stolen in the United States, with the 1998 Honda Civic coming in second and the 1996 full-size Ford pickup third, the survey said.

Across the nation, it's an even split between foreign and domestic vehicles, but on Oklahoma's list, the only foreign cars are the 1996 Honda Accord and the 2000 Honda Civic.

The rest of the vehicles in the state's top 10 are pickups or sport utility vehicles, with the exception of the 1995 Ford Mustang.

Survey shows trends

While preliminary statistics from the FBI indicate a 3.3 percent decline in vehicle thefts from 2010 — the lowest it's been since 1967 — late-model vehicles are being stolen at higher rates, the survey shows.


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