The Chevrolet Camaro is the most stolen sporty vehicle in the United States in the period between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012, according to the latest report of the National Insurance Crime Bureau on refreshed vehicle thefts, particularly on the "Sporty" classification. The report covers only 2010, 2011 and 2012, model-year vehicles.
Sporty vehicles are classified into three -- premium, mid-sized and compact -- each class including several makes and models as defined by Automotive News. During the reporting period, 3,780 sporty vehicles were reported stolen in the US, 3,271 of which are coming from the mid-sized class. Based on the report, 1,509 Chevrolet Camaros were reported stolen.
It was followed by the Ford Mustang with 980 reported units, and the Dodge Challenger with 782. Completing the top five most stolen Sporty vehicles were the Porsche Panamera with 103 units, and the Audi A5/S5 with 101 units. California leads the states where the Sporty thefts occurred with 764 units reported stolen.
Florida followed with 443, Texas with 381, Georgia with 257 and Michigan with 187. Sporty thefts were most reported from the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA area with 291 stolen.
Some 226 Sporty vehicles were reported stolen in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA area while 208 were reported stolen in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL. Some 198 stolen vehicles were reported in the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA and 179 in the Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI area.