The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released a new report that looks at SUV and crossover thefts between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2013, and ranks the top 10 most stolen of the group.
The study’s criteria were refined to only include 2011, 2012, and 2013 model-year vehicles, which revealed a total 21,711 SUVs and crossovers reported stolen during that period, with a variety of Fords topping the list.
With 1421 vehicles stolen, the Ford Escape sits at the top of the list, followed by the Ford Edge with 1140, and the Explorer with 958. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was fourth on the list with 912 stolen SUVs, while the Kia Sorento rounds out the top five with 725 stolen vehicles. Looking at SUV and CUV thefts by by class, crossovers dominated the chart. CUVs are broken down by compact, mid-sized, large and premium classes, with compact CUVs being the most popular with 6981 thefts followed by large CUVs with 3206 and mid-sized CUVs with 3204.