DALLAS -- Pickups are tops with Texas drivers, but they are also top targets for vehicle thieves.
The Texas Department of Public Safety released its final report on the top vehicles reported stolen in Texas during 2012. The report states pickup trucks are the most common targets for the year. The Ford pickup came in No. 1, followed closely by the Chevrolet Pickup at No. 2. the Dodge Pickup came in a No. 3. The Honda Civic and the Chevrolet Tahoe round out the top five stolen vehicles.
The complete top ten list of 2012 most stolen passenger vehicles in Texas includes:
1) Ford Pickup
2) Chevrolet Pickup
3) Dodge Pickup
4) Honda Civic
5) Chevrolet Tahoe
6) Honda Accord
7) GMC Pickup
8) Chevrolet Impala
9) Toyota Camry
10) Ford Taurus
Contrary to popular belief, the most stolen vehicles are several years old. Some are stolen and stripped for parts, while others are stolen and resold by thieves to unsuspecting buyers. Many vehicles are stolen simply for joyriding or for use in committing other crimes
Vehicle theft costs Texans more than any other single crime - over $621 million in 2011.CLICK HERE
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