The 10 Most Stolen ‘Sporty’ Cars

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released an updated vehicle theft report, focusing on cars of the “sporty” designation. The new report covers theft records for the period starting January 1, 2009, and running through December 31, 2012, and it is limited to 2010, 2011, and 2012 model-year vehicles, the bureau says.

While Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Miami rank as the top three areas for the thefts of stolen sports cars, the top three cities for unrecovered stolen vehicles are New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Interestingly, modern-day muscle cars accounted for around 87 percent of stolen sporty vehicles. However, it was the higher-end cars that had a greater chance of not being recovered after they were stolen.

Midsize sporty cars were often stolen far more routinely than the “compact” and “premium” classes, and they account for the top three most stolen cars on the list. Check out what rounded out the top 10.

10. Volkswagen Eos

The Volkswagen Eos, the automaker’s compact convertible runabout, racked up 23 thefts in the time period to pick up the No. 10 spot on this list. It’s worth mentioning that the Eos is not a crazy hot seller, and with fewer units on the road, this factor could be a key component to its position.