10 Most Stolen "Sporty" Vehicles In America
The realization that your car has been stolen has to be one of the worst feelings. It is a feeling of helplessness and vulnerability, but it has to be so much worse when the car stolen is your prized sportscar. Sportscar owners have made their purchase because they actually enjoy driving and love getting behind the wheel. With that in mind, here are ten most stolen “sporty” cars, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau: 10. Volkswagen Eos Ok, not a heart-pounding performance vehicle. With only 23 stolen last year, apparently crooks agree. 9. Porsche 911 Only 24 of these were stolen, but these cars are found in lower numbers, and typically come with advanced security systems. Also, you would have to be a real jerk to steal someone’s 911. 8. BMW 6 Series
Though criminals do have taste when it comes to their targets. 45 versions of the 6 Series were stolen last year.
7. Nissan 370Z
47 of these were stolen last year. One has to wonder how many were convertibles, and how that played into the number.
6. Chevrolet Corvette
Last year, 69 Corvettes were stolen, but that is a drop in the pan compared to another Chevy (more on that later).
5. Audi A5/S5
With 101 stolen, this is the first vehicle on the list to break the century mark. We would like to see the breakdown of how many were S5s versus A5s and coupes versus convertibles.
4. Porsche Panamera
Apparently criminals travel in packs, and prefer the roomy back seat of the Panamera. That could explain why 103 were stolen last year.
3. Dodge Challenger
The numbers really jump here, and the Mopar muscle car was stolen 782 times last year.
2. Ford Mustang
Apparently crooks prefer the Pony Car to the Challenger, as 980 Mustangs were stolen.
1. Chevrolet Camaro
Incredibly, 1,509 Camaros were stolen in 2012. If you look at the top three, these vehicles sold in high numbers, and the base trim of each respective muscle car are very affordable. This means that a high number of these vehicles could be present in low-rent areas.
According to the NICB report, the regions with the highest thefts included Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami/Ft Lauderdale, the New York/Long Island/ Northern NJ region, and the Detroit area.