The 10 Most Stolen Vehicles In Idaho
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Do you leave your car unlocked or even leave a spare key in the glove compartment?
Think again, a report by the national insurance crime bureau lays out the top vehicles stolen in Idaho.
If you drive a1999 dodge ram pickup, 1994 Chevy Extended Cab Pickup, or a 1994 Honda Civic.
According to the NICB, your car is one of the most stolen vehicles in the Gem State.
"In the overwhelming majority of cases we have for stolen vehicles the keys were left in the vehicle and the vehicle was left unlocked, we like to stress to our citizens that lock your vehicles, make sure you don't leave spare keys in the vehicle” said Officer Dan Heil, Twin Falls Police.
Idaho reported more than 14-hundred stolen vehicles in 2009, a 8.3% decrease from thirteen hundred stolen vehicles in 2010.
"Defiantly in the winter time its early morning hours, people go out start their car up, they go back inside to finish up. Teenagers jump into them to drive them to school or goof off with them” said Officer Dan Heil, Twin Falls Police.
Police records show in 2011 73-vehicles were reportedly stolen. Just this year, there have been 43.
"We don't have a high amount of stolen vehicles but the ones that we do happen all over town from the south end to the north end, to the east and west” said Officer Dan Heil, Twin Falls Police.
Twin Falls Police explain that most stolen cars are in residential areas compared to retail store parking lots.
The good news, Idaho is ranked 45th in the country for vehicle thefts.
For 2011, the most-stolen vehicles in the nation were:
1. 1994 Honda Accord
2. 1998 Honda Civic
3. 2006 Ford Pickup (Full Size)
4. 1991 Toyota Camry
5. 2000 Dodge Caravan
6. 1994 Acura Integra
7. 1999 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
8. 2004 Dodge Pickup (Full Size)
9. 2002 Ford Explorer
10. 1994 Nissan Sentra
For 2011, the most-stolen vehicles in Idaho were:
1. 1999 Dodge Ram Pickup
2. 1993 Chevrolet Extended Cab 4x4 Pickup
3. 1994 Honda Civic
4. 2007 Ford F150 Pickup
5. 1991 Honda Accord
6. 1996 Ford Explorer
7. 1993 Pontiac Grand Am
8. 1991 Chevrolet Conventional Cab 4x4 Pickup
9. 1988 Ford Ranger
10.1995 Ford Mustang