I just found out that I own the 4th most stolen vehicle (year, make and model) in the state of Michigan.  Is your car or truck on this list?

The National Insurance Crime Bureau tells us that car thieves in Michigan have very different tastes than the average American car thief.

The 5 Most Stolen Vehicles In Michigan in 2016:

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Chevy Pick-Up (Full Size)
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The 5 Most Stolen Vehicles In The Nation In 2016:

  1. 1997 Honda Accord
  2. 1998 Honda Civic
  3. 2006 Ford Pick-Up (Full Size)
  4. 2004 Chevy Pick-Up (Full Size)
  5. 2016 Toyota Camry

 

A press release from NICB.org had these suggestions for preventing car theft:

Common Sense: Lock your car and take your keys. It’s simple enough, but many thefts occur because owners make it easy for thieves to steal their cars.

Warning Device: Having and using a visible or audible warning device is another item that can ensure that your car remains where you left it

Immobilizing Device: Generally speaking, if your vehicle can’t be started, it can’t be stolen. “Kill” switches, fuel cut-offs and smart keys are among the devices that are extremely effective.

Tracking Device: A tracking device emits a signal to the police or to a monitoring station when the vehicle is stolen. Tracking devices are very effective in helping authorities recover stolen vehicles. Some systems employ “telematics,” which combine GPS and wireless technologies to allow remote monitoring of a vehicle. If the vehicle is moved, the system will alert the owner and the vehicle can be tracked via computer.


 

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