The National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) annual “Hot Wheels” report, released today, says 2011 is on track to continue the national vehicle theft decline. Preliminary 2011 FBI crime statistics indicate a 3.3 percent reduction from the 737,142 thefts recorded in 2010.

For its report, NICB examines all theft data—even without regard to a vehicle’s insured status—submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2011.

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