Most Stolen Cars in California

The top three most stolen cars in California are Honda Accords, Honda Civics, and Toyota Camrys. Check out our list of the top ten most stolen vehicles in California over different years. If your car makes the list, take extra precautions and consider installing additional security features to protect your car and reduce your auto insurance rates.

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Natasha McLachlan is a writer who currently lives in Southern California. She is an alumna of California College of the Arts, where she obtained her B.A. in Writing and Literature. Her current work revolves around insurance guides and informational articles. She truly enjoys helping others learn more about everyday, practical matters through her work.

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Laura Walker graduated college with a BS in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science. She married her husband and began working in the family insurance business in 2005. She became a licensed agent and wrote P&C business focusing on personal lines insurance for 10 years. Laura serviced existing business and wrote new business. She now uses her insurance background to help educate...

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UPDATED: Nov 7, 2020

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Throughout the United States, just over 2 cars, trucks and other vehicles are taken from their owners each minute every 24 hours. Small towns aren’t immune to car thefts, but incidents occur more often in big cities such as San Jose or Los Angeles.

Adopting standard car security tips such as not having valet keys in your car or removing your keys from the ignition or using steering or pedal
locks is the top means to keep your car or truck safe. Below are lists of the most stolen cars in California for different years.

If your car is listed below, take extra precautions when leaving your automobile unattended.

Most Stolen Vehicles in California (2013)
Source: NICB
1. 1996 Honda Accord
2. 1998 Honda Civic
3. 2004 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
4. 1991 Toyota Camry
5. 1994 Acura Integra
6. 2006 Ford Pickup (Full Size)
7. 1995 Toyota Corolla
8. 1994 Nissan Sentra
9. 1997 Nissan Altima
10. 1988 Toyota Pickup 4×2
Most Stolen Vehicles in California (2009)
Source: NICB
1. 1991 Honda Accord
2. 1995 Honda Civic
3. 1989 Toyota Camry
4. 1994 Acura Integra
5. 1994 Nissan Sentra
6. 2007 Toyota Corolla
7. 1995 Saturn SL
8. 1997 Nissan Altima
9. 1997 Ford F150 Pickup
10. 1986 Toyota Pickup 4×2
Most Stolen Vehicles in California (2008)
Source: NICB
1. 1991 Honda Accord
2. 1995 Honda Civic
3. 1989 Toyota Camry
4. 1994 Acura Integra
5. 1994 Nissan Sentra
6. 2007 Toyota Corolla
7. 1988 Toyota Pickup 4×2
8. 1997 Ford F150 Pickup
9. 1995 Saturn Si
10. 1997 Nissan Altima
Most Stolen Vehicles in California (2007)
Source: NICB
1. 1991 Honda Accord
2. 1995 Honda Civic
3. 1989 Toyota Camry
4. 1994 Acura Integra
5. 1994 Nissan Sentra
6. 1988 Toyota Pickup
7. 2004 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Pickup
8. 1995 Saturn SL
9. 2007 Toyota Corolla
10. 1997 Ford F150 Series
Most Stolen Vehicles in California (2005)
Source: NICB
1. 1991 Honda Accord
2. 1995 Honda Civic
3. 1989 Toyota Camry
4. 1994 Nissan Sentra
5. 1990 Acura Integra
6. 1986 Toyota Pickup
7. 1993 Saturn SL
8. 1987 Toyota Corolla
9. 1990 Chevrolet Full Size C/K 1500 Pickup
10. 1997 Ford F150 Series
Most Stolen Vehicles in California (2004)
Source: NICB
1. 1989 Toyota Camry
2. 1991 Honda Accord
3. 1995 Honda Civic
4. 1988 Toyota Pickup
5. 1991 Nissan Sentra
6. 1990 Acura Integra
7. 1993 Saturn SL
8. 1987 Toyota Corolla
9. 1992 Chevrolet Full Size C/K 1500 Pickup
10. 2000 Ford Mustang

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