Those of you driving a muscle car might want to invest in a little extra security for you cars because they topped the list of the most stolen sporty cars in America. Grabbing the number one spot overall was the Chevy Camaro.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau put it at the top of their list for 2010 to 2012 model years stolen from January of 2009 to December of 2012. All together there were 1,509 reported Chevy Camaro thefts for the rated period.
Second on the list was the Ford Mustang with 980 thefts followed by the Dodge Challenger at 780 thefts. These three vehicles alone accounted for 87 percent of all sporty cars stolen. They’re all considered mid-sized sporty cars and although they topped the list, they certainly were not the most expensive.
The list also included pricey rides considered premium sporty cars like the Porsche Panamera, Porsche 911 and Chevy Corvette. The numbers for those vehicles were far smaller at 103, 24 and 69 respectively. The only other premium car on the list was the BMW 6 series with 45 reported thefts.
The third category of vehicles is compact sporty cars. They included the Audi A5/S5 which was stolen 101 times, the Nissan 370Z which went missing 47 times and the very last car on the list, the Volkswagen Eos which disappeared 23 times.
Your chances of getting your car back varied depending on the category of sporty car you drove. Only 12 percent of those mid-size muscle cars were never recovered, with compacts coming in at 15 percent and 30 percent of those premiums disappearing for good.
The report also listed which areas of the country saw the most activity for stolen sporty cars. California wins the day with 764 of stolen vehicles coming from The Golden State. Next up was Florida with 443 followed by Texas at 381, Georgia at 357, and Michigan at 187.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.