Honda's Accord and Civic aren't just popular among car buyers.
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's annual "Hot Wheels" report, the models once again topped the list of the year's most stolen vehicles. They consistently rank in the report's top five.
If your car is among criminals' favorites, there's a silver lining. According to preliminary FBI statistics, overall vehicle thefts in the U.S. fell 3.2 percent last year to fewer than 700,000. That's the lowest since 1967 and a more than 50 percent drop since the high in 1991, when 1,661,738 vehicles were stolen.
"The drop in thefts is good news for all of us," NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle said. "But it still amounts to a vehicle being stolen every 45 seconds and losses of over $4 billion a year.
—By Michael Strong, The Detroit Bureau
Posted 23 Aug. 2014