Look out Honda and Toyota owners, your mainstream cars are hot targets for car thieves, according to LoJack's annual report.
Apparently the high gasoline prices have hit everyone, including car thieves. Honda topped the list of recovered stolen vehicles, with the fuel-efficient 2000 Honda Civic being nabbed the most often for the second year in a row. General Motors vehicles were the most recovered domestic vehicles, with the flashy Cadillac Escalade at No. 5.
Of the 10,649 vehicles stolen last year, only 57 percent were recovered, according to the FBI's latest statistics. That leaves almost half of the stolen-car population still on the streets, or in the chop shops, or as burned-out hulking masses in desolate areas.
Of the newer cars (those less than five years old), the Toyota Camry takes the top two spots with the 2007 and 2009 model. The 2006 Chevrolet Silverado is next, while the 2007 Escalade and the 2006 Ford F-250 round out the top five.
When broken down by state, it's California that has the most cars gone in 60 seconds, followed by Texas, where even the car thieves are bigger; Florida, orange cars mostly, and finally New York, where they insult you in a Brooklyn accent while taking your car.