Toyota Camry Most Stolen Car

2009 Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry was the most stolen new passenger car in 2009, according to the most recent information provided by the National Crime Information Center, a government agency that is part of the FBI.

Out of all the Camrys produced in 2009, about 781 were stolen. Keep in mind that the Camry was (and is) the best-selling passenger car. So the fact that it leads the list isn't remarkable; in fact, the rate at which it was stolen was nearly half the national average. 

For every 1,000 Camrys produced in 2009, about 1.74 were stolen, NCIC says. The average car, from model years 1990-2009, was stolen at a rate of 3.58 per 1,000. Out of the 239 models NCIC reported on, the Camry’s theft rate would place 50th. Other vehicles with large aggregate thefts include the Toyota Corolla (632), Chevrolet Impala (499) and Dodge Charger (432). While the Impala and Corolla have below-average theft rates, the Charger’s rate is nearly twice the average, at 6.47 stolen out of every 1,000. Other high-volume cars with relatively high theft rates include the Chrysler 300 (4.57 per 1,000) and Mitsubishi Galant (5.1).

The cars with the highest rates of theft include the Audi S8 (8.81 per 1,000), Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang (8.61), BMW M5 (7.58), Dodge Charger (6.47) and Honda S2000 (5.60), the Detroit News reports.

The NCIC theft data is based on information provided from about 23,000 criminal justice agencies and other law enforcement authorities throughout the United States. Full-size pickups weren’t included in this report, though compact trucks and SUVs were. 

Despite the figures, it’s important to keep in mind that car theft has reached the lowest level since 1967, says the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

NHTSA Releases Car Theft Lists (Detroit News)

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Comments 

KeithO

If someone steals a Camry, who would notice?

For the Camry and others stolen often, is part of the reason (besides maybe being left unlocked, or grabbed by a tow truck) their locks and ignition system are not well thought out? I know the Ford's since '98 I believe and there maybe others, have a micro chip in the keys. Makes it much harder to start & steal. Not familiar with any Toyota's, what anti theft stuff built into their cars from factory and if so when did it start? Besides a basic "entry" alarm which folks seem to like to chirp walking across a parking lot, and I'm sure a "good thief" gets around it, do Toyota's and others go the next level such as chip in key or some other tougher method? Newer cars now have "push to starts", we'll see if that's tougher as long as people don't leave a key hidden on car. lol

JBnBigD

To KeithO, who asked on Nov 4, 2011: "If someone steals a Camry, who would notice?". Duh ... the owner ... maybe?!

Jay

If a theif wants your car, he's probably going to get it...

adam

The toyota camry is nowhere the top of the list. Only the theft rate matters. The total number stolen is irrelevant and misleading.

It isn't so much a question of lock quality - it's more a issue of supply and demand. For the most popular cars on the road, like the Camry, Spare parts are going to be in highest demand. More market for the cut-apart car parts means more of them will be stolen. It isn't joy riding, it's economics.

Kevin

Older Camry is very popular car among the users with wide income range (from underclass to middle class) with large number of vehicles still on the road, so the ABSOLUTE number is higher compared to the other models of the same year. If everybody will be driving Ford Escort, it will be going to be most commonly stolen car as well.

ernest

I just bought 10 camry hybrid I want to know theft rate of a hybrid.

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