The National Insurance Crime Bureau, a nonprofit fighting insurance fraud and vehicle theft, released on Wednesday its annual Hot Wheels report of the top 10 stolen vehicles in 2016 from vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center. Although thefts have fallen since reaching a high in 1992 with the introduction of smart keys and other anti-theft technology, they rose in 2015 and 2016, according to a news release.
"The increase in vehicle thefts over the past two years should be a reminder that drivers must do their part to protect their vehicles," NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle said in a statement. "Anti-theft systems in newer model cars and trucks are excellent, but they don't work if you don't use them. Far too many thefts occur because the vehicle is left unlocked and the key or fob is inside. Taking the time to lock it up every time you leave it can save a whole lot of headache and expense in the long run."
The bureau also released a list of the top 25 2016 model-year thefts. Toyota Motor Corp.'s (TM) - Get Report Camry topped the list with 1,113 thefts followed by the Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (NSANY) Altima and the Toyota Corolla.
Read on for the top 10 stolen vehicles in 2016.