In the compact car class, there were 14,258 thefts from April 3, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2012, according to the National Crime Information Center’s ForeCast Report “Regarding: Compact and Subcompact Vehicle Thefts in the United States,” which makes them the vehicle class with the most thefts.

The top three most frequently stolen compact cars were the Toyota Corolla, with 3,664 thefts; the Ford Focus, with 1,797; and the Honda Civic, with 1,725. The Subcompact category had a total of 5,501 thefts, and two models, the Nissan Versa, with 1,499 and the Toyota Yaris, with 1,072, in the top 10 list below.

NICB’s Most Stolen Compact and Subcompact Vehicles:

Make

Model

Class

Thefts

Toyota

Corolla

Compact

3,664

Ford

Focus

Compact

1,797

Honda

Civic

Compact

1,725

Nissan

Versa

Subcompact

1,499

Nissan

Sentra

Compact

1,216

Hyundai

Elantra

Compact

1,198

Mazda

Mazda 3

Compact

1,085

Toyota

Yaris

Subcompact

1,072

Volkswagen

Jetta

Compact

993

Kia

Forte

Compact

863

 

The five states with the most reported compact and subcompact cars were California, with 4,205, Florida, with 2,029, Texas, with 1,584, New York, with 873 and Illinois, with 699. Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States, reported 1,021 thefts in the compact and subcompact categories, NICB said.

The top five core-based statistical areas (CBSAs) for such thefts are:

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA area, with 1,333; New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA area, with 1,057; Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL area, with 953; San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA area, with 604; and Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA, with 515 reported compact and subcompact thefts

For overall vehicle theft trends, click here, and for a detailed ranking of vehicle theft data by state, click here.

See also: 10 Most-Stolen Sports Vehicles

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