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Auto theft numbers continue to decline

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DETROIT (WKZO) -- Car theft is way down these days, but car thieves are adapting. They won’t go near a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. They have more security features than a bank these days, and most new cars have much tougher security systems, with electronic ignitions.

As a result, thieves are mostly stealing old cars.

Last year nationally, most stolen cars were older model Hondas and Toyotas, with American pickups further down the list.

The most popular stolen cars now were the most popular vehicles sold five to ten years ago.

The bad guys then cut up the cars for parts, because old cars need parts.

In Michigan, the ten most popular stolen cars are all American built. There isn’t a single Japanese nameplate in the bunch.

 

 

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