6050561340_47fe67c9dd_oAuto Theft Facts

Colorado’s Top Ten Stolen Vehicles in 2017 (ATICC)

  1. Honda Civic
  2. Honda Accord
  3. Subaru Impreza
  4. Ford F-250
  5. Chevrolet Silverado
  6. Jeep Cherokee
  7. Ford F-350
  8. Ford F-150
  9. Dodge Ram Pickup
  10. Subaru Legacy

The Top Five Colorado Cities for Auto Theft in 2017 (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 229 “puffer” car thefts in 2017, with an average of 19 stolen per month, and a 15.1% increase over 2016 (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 August through December (ATICC)
  • 19,488 vehicles were stolen in Colorado in 2017, an average of 375 stolen per week and an 8% increase from 2016 (ATICC)