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Ohio’s Most Stolen Vehicle Of 2013 Is…..

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 5:57 PM

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Flickr.com pic of 1994 Chevy pickup by Benny Chiu

Ohio car thieves are still most fond of a truck. From Ohio public radio station WOSU, Steve Brown reports on the most stolen vehicles in Ohio last year.

The 1994 Chevy pick-up truck topped the list of most stolen vehicles in Ohio for 2013. That’s according a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The group’s Frank Scafidi says there are two basic reasons.

“Popularity, in terms of the numbers of them available, and age. Clearly the older vehicles, certainly the pre-1998 model year vehicles, are most susceptible to many more kinds of theft techniques.”

Scafid says overall auto thefts are down, and he expects them to decrease more as anti-theft technology improves.

Behind the Chevy truck was the Dodge Caravan, which used to top the Ohio list. Nationally the Honda Accord was the most stolen vehicle last year.

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