Family-friendly cars are most-stolen vehicles in the region

The 1998 Dodge Caravan is the hottest car in the District — at least as far as car thieves are concerned.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its annual “Hot Wheels” report of most stolen vehicles nationwide and by state.


The 1994 Honda Accord was the most-stolen vehicle in Virginia and nationwide last year. (Honda/WIECK)

The ’94 Accord is also the most-stolen car nationwide for the fourth consecutive year.

The rankings are based on theft data from 2011, and includes all vehicles reported stolen regardless of insured status, according to the NICB.

The NICB reports that there was a reduction in national vehicle thefts in 2011, down 3.3 percent since last year and down 42 percent since 2003 — the lowest rate since 1967.

In the Washington area, thefts are down more than 50 percent since 2003.

D.C.’s most-stolen:

1. Dodge Caravan, 1998

2. Honda Accord, 1996

3. Jeep Cherokee, 2001

4. Honda Civic, 2000

5. Toyota Camry, 2007

6. Plymouth Voyager, 1996

7. Jeep Grand Cherokee, 1995

8. Ford Crown Victoria, 2003

9. Dodge Stratus, 2004 (tied)

9. Dodge Intrepid, 2002 (tied)

Maryland’s most-stolen:

1. Dodge Caravan, 2000

2. Honda Accord, 1996

3. Honda Civic, 2000

4. Ford Pickup (full-size), 2006

5. Toyota Camry, 2011

6. Toyota Corolla, 2010

7. Ford Crown Victoria, 1999

8. Nissan Maxima, 1996

9. Plymouth Voyager, 1999

10. Nissan Altima, 2002

Virginia’s most-stolen:

1. Honda Accord, 1994

2. Ford Pickup (full-size), 2005

3. Honda Civic, 2000

4. Toyota Camry, 2011

5. Dodge Caravan, 2000

5. Toyota Corolla, 2010

6. Ford Explorer, 2002

7. Chevrolet Pickup (full-size), 1995

8. Nissan Altima, 2006

9. Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2005

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