Top 10 most-stolen cars for NM revealed

Kai Porter
October 18, 2017 06:53 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – It’s no secret that Albuquerque is the capital when it comes to car theft; it was the worst in the country for such crimes in 2016, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.


Now we’re finding out which vehicles were most popular among thieves, and all of them were made between 1991 and 2006. The list includes cars, trucks and SUVs.

It isn’t hard to find someone in the city who has been affected by auto theft. Camille Vasquez said someone stole her sister’s car as it was warming up in the driveway.

“She literally went in for 30 seconds and she came out, and it wasn’t there anymore,” Vasquez said. “So somebody had to have been there watching her.”

Luckily, the car was recovered, and now Vasquez has some advice for any car owners as the weather cools down.

“Do not leave it (alone) running,” she said. “Don’t leave anything that looks valuable in there. (No) purses, no backpacks, nothing like that.”


According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the following were the most-targeted cars, ranked from most likely to be stolen to least among the top 10.

  1. 2004 full-size Ford pickup
  2. 2005 full-size Chevrolet pickup
  3. 1998 Honda Civic
  4. 1997 Honda Accord
  5. 2001 Dodge full-size pickup
  6. 2006 full-size GMC pickup
  7. 1991 Toyota Camry
  8. 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
  9. 1994 Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee
  10. 1997 Chevrolet small-size pickup

You can click here for more tips on how to prevent becoming a victim of auto theft. 



Kai Porter

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