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    As of 2023, discover the cars that are most (and least) frequently stolen

    As of 2023, the most and least stolen cars have been identified, based on data from the Highway Loss Data Institute of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety from the years 2020-2022. Way.com has compiled this list to provide insights into car theft trends. Let’s delve into the details.

    The Most Stolen Cars as of 2023

    Once again, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and HEMI models have topped the list as the most stolen vehicles for model years 2020-2022. The report from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) reveals that theft claims for the Charger SRT Hellcat were significantly higher compared to the average for all models within the same period. The frequency of theft claims for the Charger SRT Hellcat was over 60 times greater than its actual presence on the road. Similarly, theft claims for the Charger HEMI were more than 20 times higher than the average.

    It is worth noting that Charger and Challenger models with powerful engines have consistently ranked among the top five most stolen vehicles since 2011. Over the past three years, the number of theft claims for these models has been increasing significantly. Interestingly, four Kia models have gained popularity among thieves and now appear in the top 20 vehicles.

    In the case of Charger SRT Hellcat models, there were 25 theft claims for every 1,000 insured vehicle years during 2020-2022. This marks an increase from the approximately 18 theft claims reported in the previous period of 2019-2021. To put these numbers into perspective, the most stolen model from 2017 to 2019, the Infiniti Q60, had a theft rate of only two thefts per 1,000 insured vehicle years.

    Whole Vehicle Theft Losses by Vehicle Type

    Analyzing the frequency of whole vehicle theft claims for passenger vehicles from 2020 to 2022, the data shows a rate of 0.41 claims for every 1,000 insured vehicle years. The average amount paid for each whole vehicle theft claim was $45,068, while the overall losses amounted to $18 per insured vehicle year.

    Among vehicle types, passenger cars had the highest frequency of whole vehicle theft claims, with a rate of 0.55. On the other hand, pickups had the highest average claim severity, with an amount of $61,071, as well as the highest overall losses, totaling $29.

    The Least Stolen Cars as of 2023

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), electric vehicles (EVs) are less likely to be stolen. This could be attributed to EVs often being parked in well-lit and secure areas while charging. The Tesla Model 3 with dual motors had the lowest frequency of whole vehicle theft claims, followed by the Tesla Model Y.

    The list of the 20 least stolen vehicles for 2020-2022 includes the Tesla Model 3 (single-motor version), Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, and Nissan Leaf. Six of the vehicles on this list were manufactured by General Motors.

    Future Trends

    If the trend of low EV theft continues, future Dodge owners may have less to worry about since gasoline-powered Charger and Challenger models are being phased out and replaced by electric muscle cars. The Charger Daytona SRT concept serves as a preview for this new direction.

    It’s important to note that this story was produced by Way.com and reviewed and distributed by Stacker Media.

    In conclusion, the list of the most and least stolen cars as of 2023 provides valuable insights into car theft trends. The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and HEMI models remain at the top of the most stolen cars list, while EVs, such as the Tesla Model 3 and Nissan Leaf, are less likely to be targeted by thieves. As car manufacturers continue to evolve and introduce electric options, the landscape of car theft may also undergo significant changes.

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