Even though vehicle thefts in Hermosa Beach—and nationwide—have declined in the past decade, such crimes still happen.
And last year, the 1991 Honda Accord topped the list of most reported stolen vehicles in California.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau on Tuesday released its list of the most stolen vehicles in California and the country.
The 2010 report analyzes vehicle theft data that law enforcement agencies submitted to the National Crime Information Center. Then the vehicle make, model, and model year were recorded.
Locally, Hermosa Beach saw 23 auto thefts in 2010, according to the . That number shows a decrease from the year before, which saw 43.
Both in 2000 and 2001, 60 auto thefts were reported. The year with the most auto thefts within the previous decade was 2002, which saw 80—and the number of reports has dropped steadily since then.
Nationally, if preliminary numbers hold when the FBI releases its final statistics this year, 2010 should have the fewest reported vehicle thefts since 1967, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
In California, the following vehicles saw the most thefts last year:
- Honda Accord, 1991
- Honda Civic, 1995
- Toyota Camry, 1989
- Acura Integra, 1994
- Nissan Sentra, 1994
- Toyota Corolla, 2003
- Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size), 1999
- Nissan Altima, 1997
- Saturn Sl, 1995
- Toyota Pickup 4x2, 1988
See the top 10 most reported stolen vehicles state-by-state in accompanying report under photo.