6050561340_47fe67c9dd_oAuto Theft Facts

Colorado’s Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in 2016 (ATICC)

  1. Honda Accord
  2. Honda Civic
  3. Dodge Ram Pickup
  4. Ford F-250
  5. Ford F-150
  6. Jeep Cherokee
  7. Subaru Impreza
  8. Chevrolet Silverado
  9. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  10. Toyota Camry

The Top Five Colorado Cities for Auto Theft in 2016 (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 199 “puffer” car thefts in 2016, with an average of 17 stolen per month (ATICC)
  • Friday and Monday showed the highest levels of auto theft, while Sunday showed the lowest (ATICC)
  • Data indicates there is a higher rate of auto theft from July through December (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)
  • 18,047 vehicles were stolen in Colorado in 2016, an average of 347 stolen per week and a 21.55% increase from 2015 (ATICC)