6050561340_47fe67c9dd_oAuto Theft Facts

Colorado’s Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in 2015 (ATICC)

  1. Honda Civic
  2. Honda Accord
  3. Jeep Cherokee
  4. Ford F150
  5. Dodge Ram Pickup
  6. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  7. Chevrolet Silverado
  8. Acura Integra
  9. Toyota Camry
  10. Subaru Impreza

The Top Five Colorado Cities for Auto Theft in 2015 (ATICC)

  1. Denver
  2. Colorado Springs
  3. Aurora
  4. Pueblo
  5. Lakewood

Here’s the Reality of the Situation

  • 39% of Coloradans don’t know leaving a car running unattended is illegal (2016 Talmey-Drake Poll)
  • 34% of Coloradans admit they have left their car running unattended (2016 Talmey-Drake poll)
  • 48% of Coloradans know someone who has had their car stolen (2016 Talmey-Drake poll)
  • 40-50% of vehicle theft is due to driver error, which included leaving vehicle doors unlocked and leaving keys in the ignition or on the seats (NHTSA)
  • There were 158 “puffer” car thefts in 2015, with an average of 13 stolen per month (ATICC)
  • Friday and Saturday showed the highest levels of auto theft, while Sunday showed the lowest (ATICC)
  • Data indicates there is a higher rate of auto theft from September through January (ATICC)
  • The top two locations for vehicles to be stolen from are residences and parking lots, including garages (ATICC)
  • About 3/4 of all passenger vehicles stolen are model years 2009 or older (ATICC)
  • 17,753 vehicles were stolen in Colorado in 2016, a 19.60% increase from 2015 (ATICC)