Car thieving statistics are sharply on the rise. According to the FBI, motor vehicle theft hit a double-digit jump since 2022.

Of course, we can tell you to lock your cars but thieves are crafty rascals and can usually find a way to jack your wheels before you can say "Son of a biscuit!"

To unpack data, the FBI needed some sources. They went with two: The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Combining both sets of data, the 8 most-stolen vehicles on the the road todays are:

1. Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat (2020-2022)
2. Dodge Charger HEMI
3. Infiniti Q50 4dr
4. Dodge Challenger
5. Land Rover Range Rover 4dr 4WD
6. Full-sized Chevrolet Pickup (2004, 2006 and 2000)
7. Full-sized Ford Pickup
8. Honda Civic

Looking at the list, Dodge seems to have the most problems with the anti-theft system. Or, thieves simply love to drive a Dodge. After all, the Hellcat is a pretty sweet ride.

There has been a rash of car break-ins in pretty much every region of the city over the past few months, forcing the Sioux Falls Police Department to once again remind residents to please remember to lock their car doors. - October 11, 2023, Sioux Falls Police statement.

According to the Sioux Falls Police, over 1,000 cars have already been reported for the year as of October 10.

"The one thing that seems to be consistent when you talk to the detectives that investigate these crimes, we’re talking 90 plus percent of the stolen cars in Sioux Falls have keys left in them.” ~ Sam Clemens, the public information officer for Sioux Falls Police Department.

In a nutshell, the best advice is to lock your car doors and stay vigilant.

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