Final Theft Data; Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard


Published: 2014-11-25

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ACTION:
Publication of 2012 final theft data.
SUMMARY:
This document publishes the final data on thefts of model year (MY) 2012 passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2012. The final 2012 theft data indicated an increase in the vehicle theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2012. The final theft rate for MY 2012 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2012 is 1.1294 thefts per thousand vehicles, an increase of 14.21 percent from the rate of 0.9889 thefts per thousand in 2011. Publication of these data fulfills NHTSA's statutory obligation to periodically obtain accurate and timely theft data and publish the information for review and comment.
DATES:
Effective date: November 25, 2014.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Deborah Mazyck, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Mazyck's telephone number is (202) 366-4139. Her fax number is (202) 493-2990.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
NHTSA administers a program for reducing motor vehicle theft. The central feature of this program is the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard, 49 CFR Part 541. The standard specifies performance requirements for inscribing and affixing vehicle identification numbers (VINs) onto certain major original equipment and replacement parts of high-theft lines of passenger motor vehicles.
The agency is required by 49 U.S.C. 33104(b)(4) to periodically obtain, from the most reliable source, accurate and timely theft data and publish the data for review and comment. To fulfill this statutory mandate, NHTSA has published theft data annually beginning with MYs 1983/84. Continuing to fulfill the section 33104(b)(4) mandate, this document reports the final theft data for CY 2012, the most recent calendar year for which data are available.
In calculating the 2012 theft rates, NHTSA followed the same procedures it used in calculating the MY 2011 theft rates. (For 2011 theft data calculations, see 79 FR 7090.) As in all previous reports, NHTSA's data were based on information provided to NHTSA by the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The NCIC is a government system that receives vehicle theft information from nearly 23,000 criminal justice agencies and other law enforcement authorities throughout the United States. The NCIC data also include reported thefts of self-insured and uninsured vehicles, not all of which are reported to other data sources.
The 2012 theft rate for each vehicle line was calculated by dividing the number of reported thefts of MY 2012 vehicles of that line stolen during calendar year 2012 by the total number of vehicles in that line manufactured for MY 2012, as reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The final 2012 theft data show a slight increase in the vehicle theft rate when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2011. The final theft rate for MY 2012 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2012 increased to 1.1294 thefts per thousand vehicles produced, an increase of 14.21 percent from the rate of 0.9889 thefts per thousand vehicles experienced by MY 2011 vehicles in CY 2011. A similar increasing trend in vehicle thefts was reported in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) 2012 Uniform Crime Report showing a 0.6% increase in motor vehicle thefts (automobiles, trucks, buses and other vehicles) from 2011 to 2012. Historically, the data has shown an overall decreasing trend in theft rates since CY 1993, with periods of increase from one year to the next. The agency welcomed public comment on the cause for the slight increase, but none were received.
For MY 2012 vehicles, out of a total of 211 vehicle lines, nine lines had a theft rate higher than 3.5826 per thousand vehicles, the established median theft rate for MYs 1990/1991. (See 59 FR 12400, March 16, 1994). Of the nine vehicle lines with a theft rate higher than 3.5826, eight are passenger car lines, one is a multipurpose passenger vehicle line, and none are light-duty truck lines.
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On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, NHTSA published the preliminary theft rates for CY 2012 passenger motor vehicles in the Federal Register (79 FR 45412). The agency tentatively ranked each of the MY 2012 vehicle lines in descending order of theft rate. The public was requested to comment on the accuracy of the data and to provide final production figures for individual vehicle lines. The agency did not receive any comments from the public that would make adjustments to its data. As a result, the final theft rates and rankings of vehicle lines did not change from those published in the August 2014 notice.
Subsequent to the August 5, 2014, publication of preliminary theft data, BYD Motors, Inc. (BYD) submitted its EPA production data for the e6 vehicle line. NHTSA has corrected the final theft data to include an entry for the BYD e6 vehicle line. As a result of this correction, the final theft list has been revised accordingly. The BYD e6, previously omitted, is ranked No. 211 with a theft rate of 0.0000.
The following list represents NHTSA's final calculation of theft rates for all 2012 passenger motor vehicle lines. This list is intended to inform the public of calendar year 2012 motor vehicle thefts of model year 2012 vehicles and does not have any effect on the obligations of regulated parties under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 331, Theft Prevention.
Final Report of Theft Rates for Model Year 2012 Passenger Motor Vehicles Stolen in Calendar Year 2012
Manufacturer
Make/model (line)
Thefts 2012
Production (Mfr's) 2012
2012 Theft rate (per 1,000 vehicles
produced)
1MERCEDES-BENZ
CL-CLASS
17
827
20.5562
2MITSUBISHI
ECLIPSE
34
6,186
5.4963
3MAZDA
6
202
40,004
5.0495
4CHRYSLER
DODGE CHARGER
316
66,432
4.7567
5NISSAN
INFINITI FX35/FX50
35
8,902
3.9317
6CHRYSLER
DODGE AVENGER
329
85,365
3.8540
7CHRYSLER
300
232
60,287
3.8483
8GENERAL MOTORS
CHEVROLET IMPALA
604
165,986
3.6389
9MITSUBISHI
GALANT
67
18,600
3.6022
10GENERAL MOTORS
CHEVROLET CAPTIVA
112
31,797
3.5223
11BMW
6
19
5,609
3.3874
12CHRYSLER
DODGE CHALLENGER
143
43,080
3.3194
13GENERAL MOTORS
CHEVROLET CAMARO
249
80,707
3.0852
14TOYOTA
YARIS
166
54,886
3.0245
15NISSAN
PATHFINDER
47
15,765
2.9813
16CHRYSLER
200
352
121,175
2.9049
17MERCEDES-BENZ
S-CLASS
29
11,443
2.5343
18NISSAN
ALTIMA
760
313,956
2.4207
19GENERAL MOTORS
CHEVROLET MALIBU
509
225,791
2.2543
20FORD MOTOR CO
MUSTANG
178
80,487
2.2115
21AUDI
AUDI A8
10
4,538
2.2036
22VOLVO
XC90
3
1,377
2.1786
23NISSAN
INFINITI M35H/M37/M56
28
13,731
2.0392
24BMW
B7
1
492
2.0325
25NISSAN
MAXIMA
129
65,150
1.9800
26MAZDA
2
32
16,169
1.9791
27PORSCHE
PANAMERA
13
7,056
1.8424
28NISSAN
VERSA
272
149,418
1.8204
29HONDA
ACURA ZDX
2
1,122
1.7825
30FORD MOTOR CO
TAURUS
69
39,314
1.7551
31MERCEDES-BENZ
GLK-CLASS
45
26,554
1.6947
32BMW
7
23
13,696
1.6793
33NISSAN
SENTRA
229
139,585
1.6406
34GENERAL MOTORS
GMC CANYON PICKUP
22
13,690
1.6070
35MASERATI
GRANTURISMO
3
1,953
1.5361
36GENERAL MOTORS
CHEVROLET CORVETTE
17
11,144
1.5255
37JAGUAR LAND ROVER
XK/XKR
2
1,323
1.5117
38NISSAN
INFINITI G25/G37
85
56,585
1.5022
39KIA
FORTE
106
72,284
1.4664
40VOLVO
C70
7
4,787
1.4623
41TOYOTA
COROLLA
304
197,973
1.4257
42MAZDA
CX-7
11
7,945
1.3845
43CHRYSLER
DODGE CALIBER
15
10,953
1.3695
44JAGUAR LAND ROVER
XJ
7
5,158
1.3571
45KIA
RIO
34
25,441
1.3364
46FORD MOTOR CO
FOCUS
413
318,556
1.2965
47SUZUKI
SX4
20
15,617
1.2807
48AUDI
AUDI A7
15
11,768
1.2746
49KIA
OPTIMA
132
106,747
1.2366
50AUDI
AUDI A3
9
7,287
1.2351
51BMW
5
53
43,103
1.2296
52FORD MOTOR CO
FUSION
371
308,520
1.2025
53CHRYSLER
JEEP LIBERTY
124
104,184
1.1902
54SUZUKI
GRAND VITARA
8
6,923
1.1556
55HYUNDAI
SONATA
264
230,381
1.1459
56TOYOTA
SCION TC
24
21,188
1.1327
57VOLKSWAGEN
PASSAT
107
95,583
1.1194
58GENERAL MOTORS
CHEVROLET CRUZE
297
270,622
1.0975
59MERCEDES-BENZ
C-CLASS
84
76,638
1.0961
60HYUNDAI
ACCENT
80
73,458
1.0891
61HYUNDAI
GENESIS
41
37,741
1.0864
62VOLVO
S80
4
3,748
1.0672
63VOLVO
C30
3
2,841
1.0560
64TOYOTA
CAMRY
547
523,846
1.0442
65GENERAL MOTORS
BUICK REGAL
26
26,003
0.9999
66VOLKSWAGEN
JETTA
176
178,153
0.9879
67TOYOTA
LEXUS LS
8
8,102
0.9874
68FIAT
500
60
60,935
0.9847
69HONDA
PILOT
42
42,657
0.9846
70BENTLEY MOTORS
CONTINENTAL
2
2,060
0.9709
71GENERAL MOTORS
CADILLAC CTS
51
52,531
0.9709
72MAZDA
5
31
32,530
0.9530
73NISSAN
QUEST VAN
20
21,388
0.9351
74KIA
SOUL
94
100,672
0.9337
75MAZDA
3
129
142,875
0.9029
76VOLKSWAGEN
CC
26
29,350
0.8859
77TOYOTA
AVALON
18
20,938
0.8597
78HONDA
ACCORD
275
325,034
0.8461
79FORD MOTOR CO
FIESTA
50
59,978
0.8336
80FORD MOTOR CO
ESCAPE
199
238,713
0.8336
81HYUNDAI
SANTA FE
49
59,411
0.8248
82GENERAL MOTORS
CHEVROLET SONIC
69
83,979
0.8216
83GENERAL MOTORS
BUICK LACROSSE
50
60,891
0.8211
84CHRYSLER
DODGE JOURNEY
62
77,471
0.8003
85NISSAN
370Z
5
6,271
0.7973
86JAGUAR LAND ROVER
XF
5
6,288
0.7952
87KIA
SPORTAGE
33
41,590
0.7935
88VOLKSWAGEN
GTI
14
18,586
0.7533
89MERCEDES-BENZ
E-CLASS
38
50,591
0.7511
90FORD MOTOR CO
LINCOLN MKZ
28
37,676
0.7432
91HYUNDAI
ELANTRA
125
169,256
0.7385
92FORD MOTOR CO
EDGE
56
75,972
0.7371
93TOYOTA
VENZA
17
23,128
0.7350
94HONDA
CIVIC
333
455,627
0.7309
95FORD MOTOR CO
LINCOLN MKS
5
6,890
0.7257
96KIA
SEDONA VAN
24
33,319
0.7203
97HONDA
CR-Z
4
5,609
0.7131
98GENERAL MOTORS
CHEVROLET COLORADO PICKUP
36
50,765
0.7092
99HONDA
CROSSTOUR
19
26,934
0.7054
100MITSUBISHI
I-MIEV
1
1,435
0.6969
101CHRYSLER
JEEP COMPASS
30
43,360
0.6919
102AUDI
AUDI Q7
6
8,951
0.6703
103BMW
3
29
43,714
0.6634
104MITSUBISHI
OUTLANDER
14
21,288
0.6576
105HONDA
ACURA TSX
24
36,921
0.6500
106MITSUBISHI
LANCER
11
16,958
0.6487
107HYUNDAI
VELOSTER
20
30,980
0.6456
108VOLVO
S60
22
34,378
0.6399
109PORSCHE
911
5
8,114
0.6162
110MAZDA
CX-9
20
32,980
0.6064
111TOYOTA
SCION XB
27
44,722
0.6037
112SUBARU
LEGACY
23
39,094
0.5883
113FORD MOTOR CO
LINCOLN MKX
10
17,121
0.5841
114HONDA
ACURA RDX
5
8,786
0.5691
115CHRYSLER
JEEP PATRIOT
34
59,849
0.5681
116KIA
SORENTO
60
107,269
0.5593
117JAGUAR LAND ROVER
LAND ROVER EVOQUE
5
9,075
0.5510
118BMW
X3
8
14,543
0.5501
119NISSAN
FRONTIER PICKUP
39
71,502
0.5454
120VOLVO
XC70
3
5,507
0.5448
121NISSAN
ROGUE
76
140,561
0.5407
122TOYOTA
LEXUS IS
17
31,725
0.5359
123VOLKSWAGEN
TIGUAN
16
29,862
0.5358
124SUBARU
IMPREZA
35
67,058
0.5219
125AUDI
AUDI S4/S5
4
7,710
0.5188
126TOYOTA
HIGHLANDER
68
132,822
0.5120
127TOYOTA
TACOMA PICKUP
65
127,812
0.5086
128NISSAN
XTERRA
11
22,343
0.4923
129TOYOTA
SIENNA VAN
55
112,906
0.4871
130SUBARU
TRIBECA
1
2,085
0.4796
131AUDI
AUDI A4/A5
18
37,744
0.4769
132HONDA
ACURA MDX
24
50,568
0.4746
133HYUNDAI
TUCSON
27
57,218
0.4719
134MAZDA
MX-5 MIATA
3
6,501
0.4615
135BMW
M3
1
2,170
0.4608
136TOYOTA
LEXUS RX
30
65,554
0.4576
137BMW
1
4
8,770
0.4561
138CHRYSLER
JEEP WRANGLER
64
141,387
0.4527
139HONDA
ACURA TL
24
53,260
0.4506
140HONDA
INSIGHT
3
6,723
0.4462
141FORD MOTOR CO
FLEX
9
20,181
0.4460
142GENERAL MOTORS
GMC TERRAIN
44
100,103
0.4395
143SUBARU
FORESTER
27
64,142
0.4209
144TOYOTA
FJ CRUISER
6
14,852
0.4040
145MERCEDES-BENZ
SLK-CLASS
2
4,953
0.4038
146MERCEDES-BENZ
SMART FORTWO
2
5,035
0.3972
147VOLKSWAGEN
GOLF
10
25,207
0.3967
148NISSAN
MURANO
23
58,188
0.3953
149GENERAL MOTORS
CHEVROLET EQUINO X
87
220,965
0.3937
150VOLKSWAGEN
BEETLE
12
30,622
0.3919
151TOYOTA
RAV4
62
170,414
0.3638
152AUDI
AUDI Q5
12
33,880
0.3542
153HYUNDAI
EQUUS
1
2,848
0.3511
154NISSAN
JUKE
13
37,933
0.3427
155JAGUAR LAND ROVER
LAND ROVER LR2
1
2,921
0.3423
156BMW
MINI COOPER
24
70,328
0.3413
157TOYOTA
LEXUS ES
11
32,739
0.3360
158NISSAN
CUBE
2
6,021
0.3322
159AUDI
AUDI A6
6
18,374
0.3265
160SUZUKI
KIZASHI
2
6,331
0.3159
161VOLVO
XC60
5
16,144
0.3097
162TOYOTA
SCION IQ
3
9,744
0.3079
163TOYOTA
PRIUS
67
220,571
0.3038
164SUBARU
OUTBACK WAGON
29
97,633
0.2970
165HONDA
CR-V
68
230,293
0.2953
166TOYOTA
LEXUS CT
6
21,668
0.2769
167NISSAN
INFINITI EX35
1
3,734
0.2678
168GENERAL MOTORS
CADILLAC SRX
18
67,705
0.2659
169GENERAL MOTORS
BUICK VERANO
8
32,639
0.2451
170HYUNDAI
VERACRUZ
2
8,560
0.2336
171HONDA
FIT
11
50,757
0.2167
172VOLKSWAGEN
EOS
2
11,140
0.1795
173FORD MOTOR CO
TRANSIT CONNECT VAN
7
43,125
0.1623
174HYUNDAI
AZERA
1
7,745
0.1291
175GENERAL MOTORS
CHEVROLET VOLT
2
18,355
0.1090
176ASTON MARTIN
DB9
0
47
0.0000
177ASTON MARTIN
DBS
0
106
0.0000
178ASTON MARTIN
RAPIDE
0
210
0.0000
179ASTON MARTIN
V12 VANTAGE
0
85
0.0000
180ASTON MARTIN
V8 VANTAGE
0
306
0.0000
181ASTON MARTIN
VIRAGE
0
302
0.0000
182BMW
M6
0
252
0.0000
183BMW
Z4
0
2,203
0.0000
184ROLLS ROYCE
GHOST
0
764
0.0000
185ROLLS ROYCE
PHANTOM
0
53
0.0000
186FERRARI
458
0
685
0.0000
187FERRARI
CALIFORNIA
0
566
0.0000
188FERRARI
FF
0
259
0.0000
189MASERATI
QUATTROPORTE
0
519
0.0000
190CODA AUTOMOTIVE
CODA
0
115
0.0000
191SAAB
9-4X
0
26
0.0000
192HONDA
ACURA RL
0
398
0.0000
193LOTUS
EVORA
0
146
0.0000
194MCLAREN
MP4-12C
0
697
0.0000
195MERCEDES-BENZ
B-CLASS
0
25
0.0000
196MERCEDES-BENZ
SL-CLASS
0
928
0.0000
197MERCEDES-BENZ
SLS-CLASS
0
1,275
0.0000
198NISSAN
GT-R
0
1,228
0.0000
199NISSAN
LEAF
0
11,460
0.0000
200PORSCHE
BOXSTER
0
754
0.0000
201PORSCHE
CAYMAN
0
1,022
0.0000
202SUZUKI
EQUATOR PICKUP
0
2,392
0.0000
203TESLA
MODEL S
0
2,952
0.0000
204TOYOTA
LEXUS HS
0
503
0.0000
205AUDI
AUDI R8
0
1,272
0.0000
206AUDI
AUDI TT
0
2,259
0.0000
207BENTLEY MOTORS
MULSANNE
0
233
0.0000
208BUGATTI
VEYRON
0
5
0.0000
209LAMBORGHINI
AVENTADOR COUPE
0
252
0.0000
210LAMBORGHINI
GALLARDO
0
285
0.0000
211BYD
E6
0
11
0.0000
Theft rate per 1,000 vehicles produced = Total theft ÷ Total production × 1000
12,172
10,777,418
1.1294
Under authority delegated in 49 CFR part 1.95.
R. Ryan Posten
Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2014-27885 Filed 11-24-14; 8:45 am]
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