Pickups high on LoJack’s latest theft recovery list

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Law enforcement officials recovered more than $121 million in stolen vehicles equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System in 2013, LoJack reports – and pickups take up several spots in the Top 10 recovered vehicles list.

Released May 15, LoJack’s fifth annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report and infographic reviews auto theft trends over the past year specific to LoJack-equipped vehicles.

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For the fifth year in a row, the Honda Accord was ranked as the most stolen and recovered vehicle. California continues to top the list as the state with the most LoJack system-equipped stolen and recovered vehicles.

The following were the top 10 most stolen and recovered LoJack system-equipped vehicle models in 2013:

    1. 1. Honda Accord
    2. 2. Honda Civic
    3. 3. Toyota Camry
    4. 4. Toyota Corolla
    5. 5. Chevy Silverado       
    6. 6. Acura Integra
    7. 7. Cadillac Escalade
    8. 8. Ford F-350
    9. 9. Nissan Altima
    10. 10. Chevy Tahoe


Also of note: In 2013, the oldest LoJack system-equipped stolen vehicle recovered was a 1963 Cadillac Convertible, while the most expensive LoJack system-equipped stolen vehicle recovered was a 2011 Porsche Panamera worth $103,400.

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“Today’s thieves are highly skilled professionals, and LoJack’s data reveals that stolen cars, trucks and SUVs equipped with the LoJack system were recovered 90+ percent of the time in 2013,” said Patrick Clancy, the Vice President of Law Enforcement for LoJack Corporation. “The latest statistics from the FBI indicate that nearly half of vehicles stolen are not returned to the rightful owners, resulting in millions of dollars in assets lost by vehicle owners. The LoJack system has proven to be a highly effective tool to combat vehicle theft.”

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Additional noteworthy findings of the 2013 LoJack Vehicle Theft Recovery Report include:

  • Top 10 States with the Highest Thefts and Recoveries in 2013:

1. California
2. Texas
3. Florida
4. New York
5. New Jersey
6. Massachusetts
7. Maryland
8. Arizona
9. Georgia
10. Washington   

  • Most Stolen and Recovered New 2013 Models:

1. Honda Accord
2. Toyota Corolla
3. Ford F250
4. Honda Civic
5. Toyota Tacoma and Ford F-150

  •  First Recovery of the Year: 2009 Toyota Camry on January 1st at 2:57 a.m.
  • Last Recovery of the Year: 2009 Acura TSX on December 31st at 10:31 p.m.
  • A 70 percent increase in Toyota Prius recoveries in 2013 versus 2012
  • Most Common Color Stolen and Recovered: Black
  • Least Common Color Stolen and Recovered: Turquois