As further proof that pickup trucks are becoming ever more dominant on the automotive landscape, the full-size Ford F-150 is now the most-stolen vehicle in the U.S. In fact, four our of the top 10 on the list of vehicles most-frequently driven off last year were pickups, That’s according to the annual “Hot Wheels” list compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) in Des Plaines, Ill.
On the plus side, auto thefts have been declining in recent years. The NICB reports that 794,019 cars were stolen in the U.S. last year, versus 819,998 in 2018 and 833,740 in 2017. This is due in large part to increased use of coded “smart” keys, engine immobilizers and locating systems, and other factors.
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