ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Data from the Albuquerque Police Department shows the top 10 most stolen vehicles in the city.
- Chevrolet (Silverado, Tahoe, Malibu, Impala, Avalanche) – 579 stolen
- Hyundai (Elantra, Sonata, Accent, Tucson, Santa Fe) – 535 stolen
- Ford (F150, F250, Ranger, F350, Focus) – 514 stolen
- Kia (Optima, Forte, Soul, Sportage, Rio) – 394 stolen
- Toyota (Camry, Corolla, Tacoma, RAV-4, Prius) – 259 stolen
- Dodge (Ram 1500, Dakota, Charger, Ram 2500, Caravan) – 257 stolen
- Honda (Civic, Accord, CR-V, Pilot, FIT) – 235 stolen
- Nissan (Altima, Sentra, Rogue, Versa, Frontier) – 179 stolen
- GMC (Sierra, Yukon, Savana, Envoy, Terrain) – 171 stolen
- Jeep (Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Liberty) – 106 stolen
The above data is from July 1 to August 10, 2022. The vehicle make is followed by the top five stolen models.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends drivers follow four layers of protection to protect against vehicle theft:
- Common sense. Vehicle owners should always remove the keys from the ignition, lock doors and windows and park in well-lit areas.
- Warning devices. These include visual and audible alarms. Aftermarket alarms are available for all makes and models of cars. Visual devices include column collars, steering wheel locks and brake locks.
- Immobilize devices. The third layer of protection prevents thieves from bypassing the ignition and heating the vehicle. Some examples are smart keys; fuse breaks; kill switches; starter, ignition and fuel pump shutdowns; and wireless ignition verification.
- Tracking Devices. Tracking devices are very effective in helping authorities recover stolen vehicles. Some systems combine GPS and wireless technologies to allow remote tracking of a vehicle. If the vehicle is moved, the system warns the owner and the vehicle can be tracked via the computer.