Macon County Georgia

Board of Commissioners' Office
121 South Sumter Street
Oglethorpe, Georgia 31068

Protect Your Car from Theft

Motor vehicles are becoming increasingly harder to steal each year, but statistics indicate just under 700,000 vehicles will be stolen in the United States this year, many of them because the owner left the key in the ignition or left the doors open. A total of 26,365 vehicles were stolen in Georgia last year.

You can greatly increase your protection against auto theft crime by taking the following precautions.

Here are some tips to help make your vehicle less desirable to thieves:

The top five most stolen vehicles for 2013, according to the NICB, are the Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F Series pickup, Toyota Camry and the Dodge Ram Pickup. These older cars tend to be more popular than new cars because their parts can be sold for a higher value. Also, anti-theft technologies in new cars have made it more difficult for thieves to steal.

Here’s the list of the 10 most stolen cars from all model years taken during 2013, according to the NICB, with total units cited:

  1. Honda Accord, 53,995
  2. Honda Civic, 45,001
  3. Chevrolet Silverado, 27,809
  4. Ford F-150, 26,494
  5. Toyota Camry, 14,420
  6. Dodge/Ram Pickup, 11,347
  7. Dodge Caravan, 10,911
  8. Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee, 9,272
  9. Toyota Corolla, 9,010
  10. Nissan Altima, 8,892

And here’s the top 10 list of new vehicles (from the 2013 model year) stolen last year, also based on NICB data:

  1. Nissan Altima, 810
  2. Ford Fusion, 793
  3. Ford F-150, 775
  4. Toyota Corolla, 669
  5. Chevrolet Impala, 654
  6. Hyundai Elantra, 541
  7. Dodge Charger, 536
  8. Chevrolet Malibu, 529
  9. Chevrolet Cruze, 499
  10. Ford Focus, 483