Vehicle theft has been a mainstay of crime statistics for decades, and even as security measures have improved to deter criminal activity, it remains a problem to this day. Improved technology has brought other advantages to the market, such as GPS tracking abilities, smart-key deterrents, and internal, on-board computer systems capable of helping law enforcement track and recover stolen vehicles. One company that builds just such systems is LoJack (NASDAQ:LOJN), which just released its detailed report concerning car theft, and includes statistics and insight into criminal activity throughout the year of 2013.
It’s important to keep in mind that LoJack’s findings are limited to vehicles that have an active LoJack recovery system installed, which may differ from overall crime statistics. LoJack was kind enough to include a helpful infographic to better visualize the data, and highlight some of the major takeaways from their report. The data provides some interesting insights, like that vehicles that are black in color are the most likely to be stolen, with 20.42 percent of the overall figures. The most expensive vehicle that was stolen and subsequently recovered was a 2011 Porsche (POAHF.PK) Panamera, valued at $103,400. The oldest vehicle recovered was a 1963 Cadillac (NYSE:GM) Convertible. One final interesting tidbit was that law enforcement saw an increase of 70 percent in recovery of Toyota‘s (NYSE:TM) popular Prius car.
Although the report is riddled with data that can influence consumer behavior, the category most people are interested in is which vehicles are most likely to be stolen. As laid out by LoJack’s data, here are the top ten vehicles most stolen and recovered during 2013 that were equipped with the LoJack system.