The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released their Hot Wheels Annual Auto Theft Report for 2021. For the second year in a row, Chevrolet and Ford full size pick-ups took the top two spots in the annual theft report, and the GMC full size pick-up made the top 10 list. Of the nearly 1 million total vehicles reported stolen in 2021, 14% of passenger vehicles were Chevrolet, Ford, and GMC full size pick-up models.
The NICB recommends vehicle owners follow basic steps to guard against potential theft and becoming a victim:
Roll up your windows, lock your doors, and take the keys or fob.
Park in well-lit areas and, when possible, areas staffed by security personnel and further protected by surveillance cameras.
Remove valuables from your car or keep valuables locked in your trunk or out of sight under a rear deck cover.
Consider adding an immobilizing or tracking device for your vehicle.
Should your vehicle be stolen, call law enforcement and your insurer immediately. NICB data shows that reporting a vehicle as soon as possible after it is stolen increases the chance of recovery.