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The Ford Escape leads the NICB’s list with 1,421 examples stolen.

If you drive a recent Ford SUV or crossover, you may want to keep a watchful eye out for thieves – especially if you live in the New York metro area or in Detroit. A new study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau has named three Ford models as the most likely vehicles in their genre to be stolen, with CUVs in general being especially attractive to bandits.

The study focused on thefts in the US of 2011-2013 model-year SUVs and CUVs that occurred between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2013. It found 21,711 heisted vehicles meeting those criteria, and they were about 73-percent crossovers versus 27-percent sport utilities. Ford’s models would appear to be particularly tempting. Although, they are also often among the bestsellers in the niche too. The Escape leads the NICB’s list with 1,421 examples stolen, followed by the Edge with 1,140 thefts and the Explorer with 958 gone missing. Rounding out the top five were the Jeep Grand Cherokee with 912 thefts and the Kia Sorento at 725. Given this data, it suggests that just those three Blue Oval models accounted for about 16 percent of vehicles stolen in the segment in those years.

“Ford is the utility-vehicle sales leader in North America – we’ve been the number one utility brand for the past three years. I think it is fair to say, unfortunately, that vehicles popular with consumers are also popular with thieves,” said Ford spokesperson Mark Schirmer about the results to Autoblog.

The NICB also looked at the places where the models were mostly likely to be stolen. By state, California had a significant lead, with 3,531 vehicle thefts compared to Florida in second place with 1,897 and Michigan in third with 1,834.

The study drilled down one step further, as well, to find the most dangerous metropolitan areas for vehicle thefts. The New York City metro area, which included the city, Long Island and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, led the results with 2,530 thefts. The much smaller area of Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI, ranked second with 1,701 thefts, representing about 93 percent of all of the stolen cars in Michigan in that time. The Los Angeles area, including Long Beach and Santa Ana, ranked third with 1,300 pilfered vehicles.

Ford is usually among the first to crow about how popular its vehicles are, but somehow we don’t see them being particularly eager to promote these results, as it’s news that will probably will be relished only by insurance companies.

Scroll down to read a short version of the study or download it as a PDF with charts and graphs, here.

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June 17th, 2014

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The Ford Escape leads the NICB’s list with 1,421 examples stolen.

If you drive a recent Ford SUV or crossover, you may want to keep a watchful eye out for thieves – especially if you live in the New York metro area or in Detroit. A new study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau has named three Ford models as the most likely vehicles in their genre to be stolen, with CUVs in general being especially attractive to bandits.

The study focused on thefts in the US of 2011-2013 model-year SUVs and CUVs that occurred between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2013. It found 21,711 heisted vehicles meeting those criteria, and they were about 73-percent crossovers versus 27-percent sport utilities. Ford’s models would appear to be particularly tempting. Although, they are also often among the bestsellers in the niche too. The Escape leads the NICB’s list with 1,421 examples stolen, followed by the Edge with 1,140 thefts and the Explorer with 958 gone missing. Rounding out the top five were the Jeep Grand Cherokee with 912 thefts and the Kia Sorento at 725. Given this data, it suggests that just those three Blue Oval models accounted for about 16 percent of vehicles stolen in the segment in those years.

“Ford is the utility-vehicle sales leader in North America – we’ve been the number one utility brand for the past three years. I think it is fair to say, unfortunately, that vehicles popular with consumers are also popular with thieves,” said Ford spokesperson Mark Schirmer about the results to Autoblog.

The NICB also looked at the places where the models were mostly likely to be stolen. By state, California had a significant lead, with 3,531 vehicle thefts compared to Florida in second place with 1,897 and Michigan in third with 1,834.

The study drilled down one step further, as well, to find the most dangerous metropolitan areas for vehicle thefts. The New York City metro area, which included the city, Long Island and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, led the results with 2,530 thefts. The much smaller area of Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI, ranked second with 1,701 thefts, representing about 93 percent of all of the stolen cars in Michigan in that time. The Los Angeles area, including Long Beach and Santa Ana, ranked third with 1,300 pilfered vehicles.

Ford is usually among the first to crow about how popular its vehicles are, but somehow we don’t see them being particularly eager to promote these results, as it’s news that will probably will be relished only by insurance companies.

Scroll down to read a short version of the study or download it as a PDF with charts and graphs, here.

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The Ford Escape leads the NICB’s list with 1,421 examples stolen.

If you drive a recent Ford SUV or crossover, you may want to keep a watchful eye out for thieves – especially if you live in the New York metro area or in Detroit. A new study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau has named three Ford models as the most likely vehicles in their genre to be stolen, with CUVs in general being especially attractive to bandits.

The study focused on thefts in the US of 2011-2013 model-year SUVs and CUVs that occurred between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2013. It found 21,711 heisted vehicles meeting those criteria, and they were about 73-percent crossovers versus 27-percent sport utilities. Ford’s models would appear to be particularly tempting. Although, they are also often among the bestsellers in the niche too. The Escape leads the NICB’s list with 1,421 examples stolen, followed by the Edge with 1,140 thefts and the Explorer with 958 gone missing. Rounding out the top five were the Jeep Grand Cherokee with 912 thefts and the Kia Sorento at 725. Given this data, it suggests that just those three Blue Oval models accounted for about 16 percent of vehicles stolen in the segment in those years.

“Ford is the utility-vehicle sales leader in North America – we’ve been the number one utility brand for the past three years. I think it is fair to say, unfortunately, that vehicles popular with consumers are also popular with thieves,” said Ford spokesperson Mark Schirmer about the results to Autoblog.

The NICB also looked at the places where the models were mostly likely to be stolen. By state, California had a significant lead, with 3,531 vehicle thefts compared to Florida in second place with 1,897 and Michigan in third with 1,834.

The study drilled down one step further, as well, to find the most dangerous metropolitan areas for vehicle thefts. The New York City metro area, which included the city, Long Island and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, led the results with 2,530 thefts. The much smaller area of Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI, ranked second with 1,701 thefts, representing about 93 percent of all of the stolen cars in Michigan in that time. The Los Angeles area, including Long Beach and Santa Ana, ranked third with 1,300 pilfered vehicles.

Ford is usually among the first to crow about how popular its vehicles are, but somehow we don’t see them being particularly eager to promote these results, as it’s news that will probably will be relished only by insurance companies.

Scroll down to read a short version of the study or download it as a PDF with charts and graphs, here.

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June 17th, 2014

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2013 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape leads the NICB’s list with 1,421 examples stolen.

If you drive a recent Ford SUV or crossover, you may want to keep a watchful eye out for thieves – especially if you live in the New York metro area or in Detroit. A new study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau has named three Ford models as the most likely vehicles in their genre to be stolen, with CUVs in general being especially attractive to bandits.

The study focused on thefts in the US of 2011-2013 model-year SUVs and CUVs that occurred between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2013. It found 21,711 heisted vehicles meeting those criteria, and they were about 73-percent crossovers versus 27-percent sport utilities. Ford’s models would appear to be particularly tempting. Although, they are also often among the bestsellers in the niche too. The Escape leads the NICB’s list with 1,421 examples stolen, followed by the Edge with 1,140 thefts and the Explorer with 958 gone missing. Rounding out the top five were the Jeep Grand Cherokee with 912 thefts and the Kia Sorento at 725. Given this data, it suggests that just those three Blue Oval models accounted for about 16 percent of vehicles stolen in the segment in those years.

“Ford is the utility-vehicle sales leader in North America – we’ve been the number one utility brand for the past three years. I think it is fair to say, unfortunately, that vehicles popular with consumers are also popular with thieves,” said Ford spokesperson Mark Schirmer about the results to Autoblog.

The NICB also looked at the places where the models were mostly likely to be stolen. By state, California had a significant lead, with 3,531 vehicle thefts compared to Florida in second place with 1,897 and Michigan in third with 1,834.

The study drilled down one step further, as well, to find the most dangerous metropolitan areas for vehicle thefts. The New York City metro area, which included the city, Long Island and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, led the results with 2,530 thefts. The much smaller area of Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI, ranked second with 1,701 thefts, representing about 93 percent of all of the stolen cars in Michigan in that time. The Los Angeles area, including Long Beach and Santa Ana, ranked third with 1,300 pilfered vehicles.

Ford is usually among the first to crow about how popular its vehicles are, but somehow we don’t see them being particularly eager to promote these results, as it’s news that will probably will be relished only by insurance companies.

Scroll down to read a short version of the study or download it as a PDF with charts and graphs, here.

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June 17th, 2014

Ford dominates most-stolen SUV list

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2013 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape leads the NICB’s list with 1,421 examples stolen.

If you drive a recent Ford SUV or crossover, you may want to keep a watchful eye out for thieves – especially if you live in the New York metro area or in Detroit. A new study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau has named three Ford models as the most likely vehicles in their genre to be stolen, with CUVs in general being especially attractive to bandits.

The study focused on thefts in the US of 2011-2013 model-year SUVs and CUVs that occurred between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2013. It found 21,711 heisted vehicles meeting those criteria, and they were about 73-percent crossovers versus 27-percent sport utilities. Ford’s models would appear to be particularly tempting. Although, they are also often among the bestsellers in the niche too. The Escape leads the NICB’s list with 1,421 examples stolen, followed by the Edge with 1,140 thefts and the Explorer with 958 gone missing. Rounding out the top five were the Jeep Grand Cherokee with 912 thefts and the Kia Sorento at 725. Given this data, it suggests that just those three Blue Oval models accounted for about 16 percent of vehicles stolen in the segment in those years.

“Ford is the utility-vehicle sales leader in North America – we’ve been the number one utility brand for the past three years. I think it is fair to say, unfortunately, that vehicles popular with consumers are also popular with thieves,” said Ford spokesperson Mark Schirmer about the results to Autoblog.

The NICB also looked at the places where the models were mostly likely to be stolen. By state, California had a significant lead, with 3,531 vehicle thefts compared to Florida in second place with 1,897 and Michigan in third with 1,834.

The study drilled down one step further, as well, to find the most dangerous metropolitan areas for vehicle thefts. The New York City metro area, which included the city, Long Island and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, led the results with 2,530 thefts. The much smaller area of Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI, ranked second with 1,701 thefts, representing about 93 percent of all of the stolen cars in Michigan in that time. The Los Angeles area, including Long Beach and Santa Ana, ranked third with 1,300 pilfered vehicles.

Ford is usually among the first to crow about how popular its vehicles are, but somehow we don’t see them being particularly eager to promote these results, as it’s news that will probably will be relished only by insurance companies.

Scroll down to read a short version of the study or download it as a PDF with charts and graphs, here.

Continue reading Ford dominates most-stolen SUV list

Ford dominates most-stolen SUV list originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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June 17th, 2014

Ford dominates most-stolen SUV list

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2013 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape leads the NICB’s list with 1,421 examples stolen.

If you drive a recent Ford SUV or crossover, you may want to keep a watchful eye out for thieves – especially if you live in the New York metro area or in Detroit. A new study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau has named three Ford models as the most likely vehicles in their genre to be stolen, with CUVs in general being especially attractive to bandits.

The study focused on thefts in the US of 2011-2013 model-year SUVs and CUVs that occurred between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2013. It found 21,711 heisted vehicles meeting those criteria, and they were about 73-percent crossovers versus 27-percent sport utilities. Ford’s models would appear to be particularly tempting. Although, they are also often among the bestsellers in the niche too. The Escape leads the NICB’s list with 1,421 examples stolen, followed by the Edge with 1,140 thefts and the Explorer with 958 gone missing. Rounding out the top five were the Jeep Grand Cherokee with 912 thefts and the Kia Sorento at 725. Given this data, it suggests that just those three Blue Oval models accounted for about 16 percent of vehicles stolen in the segment in those years.

“Ford is the utility-vehicle sales leader in North America – we’ve been the number one utility brand for the past three years. I think it is fair to say, unfortunately, that vehicles popular with consumers are also popular with thieves,” said Ford spokesperson Mark Schirmer about the results to Autoblog.

The NICB also looked at the places where the models were mostly likely to be stolen. By state, California had a significant lead, with 3,531 vehicle thefts compared to Florida in second place with 1,897 and Michigan in third with 1,834.

The study drilled down one step further, as well, to find the most dangerous metropolitan areas for vehicle thefts. The New York City metro area, which included the city, Long Island and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, led the results with 2,530 thefts. The much smaller area of Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI, ranked second with 1,701 thefts, representing about 93 percent of all of the stolen cars in Michigan in that time. The Los Angeles area, including Long Beach and Santa Ana, ranked third with 1,300 pilfered vehicles.

Ford is usually among the first to crow about how popular its vehicles are, but somehow we don’t see them being particularly eager to promote these results, as it’s news that will probably will be relished only by insurance companies.

Scroll down to read a short version of the study or download it as a PDF with charts and graphs, here.

Continue reading Ford dominates most-stolen SUV list

Ford dominates most-stolen SUV list originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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