Tue August 2, 2011
'00 Dodge Caravan again Ohio's most stolen vehicle
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An insurance industry group says a very specific Chrysler minivan is Ohio's most stolen vehicle for the third year in a row.
Once again, the 2000 model Dodge Caravan tops the annual report from the Ohio Insurance Institute. Second on the state list released Tuesday is the 1994 Honda Accord, the vehicle most reported stolen nationwide during 2010. The No. 3 vehicle in Ohio last year was the 1994 Chevrolet full-size pickup truck.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau says certain older models of cars and trucks are hot with thieves because of the value of their parts.
The Ohio group estimates that more than 21,000 vehicles were stolen in the state last year, based on preliminary FBI data that auto thefts were down 7.2 percent nationwide.