Pickup drivers beware. Thieves want your wheels

Updated Dec 11, 2014

The Ford F-150 is a popular target for thieves.

How hot are your wheels? If you drive a pickup truck, they could get pretty toasty if thieves have their way.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released its annual Hot Wheels report which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles, which this year includes full-size pickups from each of the Big Three U.S. automakers.

Pickups are the most stolen vehicle in nearly half of the states in the U.S.

For 2013, the most stolen vehicles in the nation were (total thefts in parentheses):

1. Honda Accord     (53,995)
2. Honda Civic         (45,001)
3. Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size) (27,809)
4. Ford Pickup (Full Size) (26,494)
5. Toyota Camry (14,420)
6. Dodge Pickup (Full Size)  (11,347)
7. Dodge Caravan (10,911)
8. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee (9,272)
9. Toyota Corolla  (9,010)
10. Nissan Altima (8,892)

The number of vehicle thefts continues to decline as manufacturers install more anti-theft devices.

“The drop in thefts is good news for all of us,” said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. “But it still amounts to a vehicle being stolen every 45 seconds and losses of over $4 billion a year.”