The most-stolen car in Washington state last year was the 1991 Honda Accord, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
The top 10 most-stolen list contains cars and pickups from the 1991 to 1997 model years. The NICB says in a news release that older cars and trucks are popular because their parts are easier to steal than newer models, which often have better-quality alarms and anti-theft systems.
Spokane is a hotbed of car theft, according to the NICB, which says the city ranked fourth-highest in the nation for auto theft rates last year, up from No. 18 in 2009.
Here is a list of Washington’s most stolen vehicles, according to NICB’s 2010 statistics:
1. 1991 Honda Accord
2. 1995 Honda Civic
3. 1995 Acura Integra
4. 1990 Toyota Camry
5. 1993 Subaru Legacy
6. 1994 Nissan Sentra
7. 1992 Honda Prelude
8. 1994 Saturn SL
9. 1993 Toyota Corolla
10. 1997 Ford F150 Series/Pickup