Across the nation, a car, SUV or other vehicle is taken from its owner every 26.4 seconds. In urban areas like New York or Rochester, there are more cars, trucks and other vehicles stolen than in rural and suburban areas but the thieves strike just about everywhere. Observing popular car security tips such as using steering or pedal locks or installing a car alarm is the most effective defense against a thief. Below are listings of the vehicles most stolen in New York for various years. If your car is on the list, it is you should take excess safeguards when leaving your automobile unattended.

Most Stolen Vehicles in New York (2008)
Source: NICB
1. 2000 Honda Civic
2. 1994 Honda Accord
3. 2000 Dodge Caravan
4. 1991 Toyota Camry
5. 1997 Nissan Maxima
6. 1995 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
7. 2005 Nissan Altima
8. 1996 Plymouth Voyager
9. 2007 Toyota Corolla
10. 2002 Ford Explorer
Most Stolen Vehicles in New York (2007)
Source: NICB
1. 2000 Honda Civic
2. 1994 Honda Accord
3. 1991 Toyota Camry
4. 1996 Dodge Caravan
5. 1996 Nissan Maxima
6. 2000 Jeep (Grand) Cherokee
7. 2002 Ford Explorer
8. 1994 Plymouth Voyager
9. 1999 Ford Taurus
10. 2007 Toyota Corolla
Most Stolen Vehicles in New York (2005)
Source: NICB
1. 1990 Toyota Camry
2. 1992 Honda Accord
3. 1993 Honda Civic
4. 1994 Dodge Caravan
5. 1997 Nissan Maxima
6. 1994 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
7. 1994 Plymouth Voyager
8. 1995 Acura Integra
9. 1996 Ford Taurus
10. 2004 Toyota Corolla
Most Stolen Vehicles in New York (2004)
Source: NICB
1. 1990 Toyota Camry
2. 1990 Honda Accord
3. 1993 Honda Civic
4. 1994 Dodge Caravan
5. 1997 Nissan Maxima
6. 1994 Plymouth Voyager
7. 1994 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
8. 1994 Acura Integra
9. 1993 Ford Taurus
10. 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass