Most Stolen Cars in Iowa

The most stolen cars in Iowa include the 2005 Chevrolet Pickup, 2004 Ford Pickup, 1998 Dodge Pickup, 1994 Honda Accord, and the 2003 Ford Taurus. In urban areas like Des Moines or Cedar Rapids, there are more cars, trucks, and other vehicles stolen than in smaller towns, but the thieves strike just about everywhere. Protect yourself and your property by engaging pedal or steering locks before leaving your vehicle unattended.

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Throughout the U.S., a car, SUV or other vehicle is stolen every 26 seconds. In urban areas like Des Moines or Cedar Rapids, there are more cars, trucks and other vehicles stolen than in smaller towns, but the thieves strike just about everywhere.

Follow some general automobile security tips, such as not keeping your keys in the ignition or engaging pedal or steering locks, to keep your car or truck safe.

The lists below show the most stolen carss in Iowa for different years. If your car, truck or SUV is on it, take additional precautions when leaving your car unattended.

Most Stolen Vehicles in Iowa (2013)
Source: NICB
1. 2005 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size)
2. 2004 Ford Pickup (Full Size)
3. 1998 Dodge Pickup (Full Size)
4. 1994 Honda Accord
5. 2003 Ford Taurus
6. 2002 Chevrolet Impala
7. 1996 Chevrolet Pickup (Small Size)
8. 2001 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
9. 1997 Honda Civic
10. 2000 GMC Pickup (Full Size)
Most Stolen Vehicles in Iowa (2009)
Source: NICB
1. 1994 Chevrolet Pick-Up (Full Size)
2. 1994 Ford Taurus
3. 1994 Ford F150 Pickup
4. 2001 Dodge Ram
5. 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix
6. 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
7. 2000 Ford Explorer
8. 1999 Dodge Caravan
9. 1993 Chevrolet Lumina
10. 1997 Pontiac Grand Am
Most Stolen Vehicles in Iowa (2008)
Source: NICB
1. 1995 Ford F150 Pickup
2. 1997 Ford Taurus
3. 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup
4. 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
5. 1999 Pontiac Grand Am
6. 1993 Chevrolet Lumina
7. 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix
8. 2001 Ford Explorer
9. 1998 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
10. 2000 Chevrolet 4×4 Pickup
Most Stolen Vehicles in Iowa (2007)
Source: NICB
1. 1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Pickup
2. 1997 Ford F150 Series
3. 1995 Ford Taurus
4. 1995 Chevrolet Blazer
5. 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix
6. 1998 Jeep (Grand) Cherokee
7. 1999 Pontiac Grand Am
8. 2001 Dodge Ram Pickup
9. 2000 Dodge Caravan
10. 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
Most Stolen Vehicles in Iowa (2005)
Source: NICB
1. 1994 Chevrolet Full Size C/K 1500 Pickup
2. 1996 Chevrolet Blazer
3. 1992 Ford F150 Series
4. 1995 Pontiac Grand Am
5. 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
6. 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass
7. 1997 Ford Taurus
8. 1991 Ford Explorer
9. 1994 Dodge Caravan
10. 1991 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup
Most Stolen Vehicles in Iowa (2004)
Source: NICB
1. 1995 Ford F150 Series
2. 1999 Chevrolet Full Size C/K 1500 Pickup
3. 1995 Pontiac Grand Am
4. 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
5. 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass
6. 1997 Chevrolet Blazer
7. 1991 Chevrolet Lumina
8. 1994 Ford Taurus
9. 1998 Dodge Ram Pickup
10. 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix

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