According to CAAT drivers of Honda Accords have to lock their car doors twice. A lot of cars get stolen and Honda Accords tops the list as the most stolen car from 2016 in Colorado. Some may say that these Car Thieves are an epidemic.
The follow up is the Civic, which is another Honda, and the Dodge Ram Pickup, according to Coloradans Against Auto Theft. Thieves use the stolen to commit other crimes, therefore, auto thefts are likely to increase. The crime rate in Colorado was up to 3.4 percent from 2015 to 2016.
A lot of cities in Colorado had the most thefts and Denver was a leader in it. Other large cities with thefts were Colorado Springs and Aurora. According to CAAT vehicles parked in residences and parking lots are most vulnerable.
CAAT warns that car thieves are active on Fridays and Mondays. And the rates of car thefts tend to get higher from July through December. Some drivers even help the thieves by leaving doors unlocked. Some of them even leave the keys in the ignition or on the seat.
What do car thieves target?
Colorado’s top stolen vehicles in 2016, according to CAAT:
- Honda Accord
- Honda Civic
- Dodge Ram Pickup
- Ford F-250
- Ford F-150
- Jeep Cherokee
- Subaru Impreza
- Chevrolet Silverado
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Toyota Camry
If you have one of these cars it may be a good idea find additional locking mechanisms. A subscription to onStar may be a good idea. Unfortunately, most of these brands do not come with an onStar button and you may have to get one installed. If you can’t afford that, you can put an Apple air tag in your car to track the location at all times. Additionally, it’s always advised to never keep bags or valuables inside your car when unattended. If you must park on the street, make sure you’re locking your doors and closing your windows.