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49 CFR Part 541

[Docket No. NHTSA-2012-0072]

Final Theft Data; Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation.
ACTION: Publication of 2010 final theft data.
SUMMARY: This document publishes the final data on thefts of model year (MY) 2010 passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2010. The final 2010 theft data indicated a decrease in the vehicle theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2010. The final theft rate for MY 2010 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2010 is 1.17 thefts per thousand vehicles, a decrease of 12.03 percent from the rate of 1.33 thefts per thousand in 2009. Publication of these data fulfills NHTSA's statutory obligation to periodically obtain accurate and timely theft data and publish the information for review and comment.
DATES: Effective date:September 21, 2012.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah Mazyck, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Mazyck's telephone number is (202) 366-4139. Her fax number is (202) 493-2990.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

NHTSA administers a program for reducing motor vehicle theft. The central feature of this program is the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard, 49 CFR part 541. The standard specifies performance requirements for inscribing and affixing vehicle identification numbers (VINs) onto certain major original equipment and replacement parts of high-theft lines of passenger motor vehicles.

The agency is required by 49 U.S.C. 33104(b)(4) to periodically obtain, from the most reliable source, accurate and timely theft data and publish the data for review and comment. To fulfill this statutory mandate, NHTSA has published theft data annually beginning with MYs 1983/84. Continuing to fulfill the ยง 33104(b)(4) mandate, this document reports the final theft data for CY 2010, the most recent calendar year for which data are available.

In calculating the 2010 theft rates, NHTSA followed the same procedures it used in calculating the MY 2009 theft rates. (For 2009 theft data calculations, see 76 FR 65610, October 24, 2011). As in all previous reports, NHTSA's data were based on information provided to NHTSA by the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The NCIC is a government system that receives vehicle theft information from nearly 23,000 criminal justice agencies and other law enforcement authorities throughout the United States. The NCIC data also include reported thefts of self-insured and uninsured vehicles, not all of which are reported to other data sources.

The 2010 theft rate for each vehicle line was calculated by dividing the number of reported thefts of MY 2010 vehicles of that line stolen during calendar year 2010 by the total number of vehicles in that line manufactured for MY 2010, as reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The final 2010 theft data show a decrease in the vehicle theft rate when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2009. The final theft rate for MY 2010 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2010 decreased to 1.17thefts per thousand vehicles produced, a decrease of 12.03 percent from the rate of 1.33 thefts per thousand vehicles experienced by MY 2009 vehicles in CY 2009. A similar decreasing trend in vehicle thefts was reported in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) 2010 Uniform Crime Report showing a 7.4% reduction in motor vehicle thefts (automobiles, trucks, buses and other vehicles) from 2009 to 2010.

For MY 2010 vehicles, out of a total of 225 vehicle lines, three lines had a theft rate higher than 3.5826 per thousand vehicles, the established median theft rate for MYs 1990/1991. (See 59 FR 12400, March 16, 1994). Of the three vehicle lines with a theft rate higher than 3.5826, three are passenger car lines, none are multipurpose passenger vehicle lines, and none are light-duty truck lines.

NHTSA's data show that the MY 2010 theft rate reduction is consistent with the general decreasing trend of theft rates over the past 17 years as indicated by Figure 1. The agency believes that the theft rate reduction is the result of several factors including the increased use of standard antitheft devices (i.e., immobilizers) and vehicle parts marking as well as the effectiveness of combined measures used by Federal agencies, law enforcement, vehicle manufacturers and the insurance industry to help combat vehicle theft.

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On Tuesday, June 26, 2012, NHTSA published the preliminary theft rates for CY 2010 passenger motor vehicles in theFederal Register(77 FR 38025). The agency tentatively ranked each of the MY 2010 vehicle lines in descending order of theft rate. The public was requested to comment on the accuracy of the data and to provide final production figures for individual vehicle lines. The agency did not receive any comments from the public to make adjustments to its data. As a result, the final theft rates and rankings of vehicle lines did not change from those published in the June 2012 notice.

The following list represents NHTSA's final calculation of theft rates for all 2010 passenger motor vehicle lines. This list is intended to inform the public of calendar year 2010 motor vehicle thefts of model year 2010 vehicles and does not have any effect on the obligations of regulated parties under 49 U.S.C. chapter 331, Theft Prevention.

Final Report of Theft Rates for Model Year 2010 Passenger Motor Vehicles Stolen in Calendar Year 2010 Manufacturer Make/model
  • (line)
  • Thefts
  • 2010
  • Production (Mfr's)
  • 2010
  • 2010 Theft rate
  • (per 1,000 vehicles produced)
  • 1 CHRYSLER DODGE CHARGER 532 88,032 6.0433 2 GENERAL MOTORS PONTIAC G6 111 25,586 4.3383 3 GENERAL MOTORS CHEVROLET IMPALA 579 150,391 3.8500 4 CHRYSLER 300 185 52,261 3.5399 5 NISSAN INFINITI FX35 30 9,385 3.1966 6 MITSUBISHI GALANT 38 12,053 3.1527 7 CHRYSLER SEBRING 130 43,022 3.0217 8 TOYOTA LEXUS SC 1 335 2.9851 9 CHRYSLER DODGE AVENGER 197 67,604 2.9140 10 KIA RIO 55 18,975 2.8986 11 NISSAN INFINITI M35/M45 12 4,287 2.7992 12 GENERAL MOTORS CHEVROLET HHR 178 64,733 2.7498 13 FORD MOTOR CO LINCOLN TOWN CAR 27 9,937 2.7171 14 MERCEDES-BENZ CL-CLASS 3 1,124 2.6690 15 BMW 7 15 5,702 2.6307 16 HYUNDAI SONATA 195 77,219 2.5253 17 HYUNDAI ACCENT 139 55,245 2.5161 18 KIA OPTIMA 60 25,135 2.3871 19 GENERAL MOTORS CADILLAC DTS 36 15,744 2.2866 20 FORD MOTOR CO MUSTANG 162 72,346 2.2392 21 GENERAL MOTORS CHEVROLET COBALT 260 116,273 2.2361 22 VOLVO C70 5 2,238 2.2341 23 CHRYSLER DODGE CALIBER 103 47,199 2.1822 24 TOYOTA CAMRY/SOLARA 691 317,754 2.1746 25 GENERAL MOTORS CHEVROLET MALIBU 381 183,777 2.0732 26 GENERAL MOTORS CHEVROLET AVEO 65 31,692 2.0510 27 NISSAN VERSA 162 79,164 2.0464 28 CHRYSLER DODGE CHALLENGER 106 51,812 2.0459 29 HONDA PILOT 42 22,528 1.8643 30 BMW 6 5 2,808 1.7806 31 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 16 9,219 1.7355 32 MITSUBISHI ENDEAVOR 8 4,674 1.7116 33 VOLVO S40 12 7,306 1.6425 34 CHRYSLER JEEP COMPASS 30 18,549 1.6173 35 GENERAL MOTORS CHEVROLET CAMARO 190 117,961 1.6107 36 FORD MOTOR CO FOCUS 279 176,089 1.5844 37 AUDI AUDI S4/S5 11 7,068 1.5563 38 NISSAN PATHFINDER 16 10,308 1.5522 39 GENERAL MOTORS CADILLAC CTS 61 40,045 1.5233 40 NISSAN ALTIMA 340 224,551 1.5141 41 GENERAL MOTORS PONTIAC VIBE 21 14,075 1.4920 42 FORD MOTOR CO MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS 41 27,956 1.4666 43 SUZUKI SX4 19 13,405 1.4174 44 KIA FORTE 137 98,010 1.3978 45 FORD MOTOR CO TAURUS 87 62,367 1.3950 46 GENERAL MOTORS SATURN VUE 4 2,904 1.3774 47 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 18 13,345 1.3488 48 NISSAN MAXIMA 89 66,639 1.3356 49 NISSAN XTERRA 31 23,420 1.3237 50 MAZDA 5 26 20,150 1.2903 51 TOYOTA COROLLA 615 478,294 1.2858 52 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 194 151,343 1.2819 53 PORSCHE PANAMERA 7 5,531 1.2656 54 NISSAN SENTRA 116 92,736 1.2509 55 SUBARU B9 TRIBECA 3 2,412 1.2438 56 FORD MOTOR CO FUSION 341 280,461 1.2159 57 FORD MOTOR CO MERCURY MILAN 47 38,824 1.2106 58 TOYOTA YARIS 74 63,285 1.1693 59 MAZDA 6 53 45,410 1.1671 60 NISSAN INFINITI G37 49 42,113 1.1635 61 TOYOTA SCION XB 24 20,718 1.1584 62 TOYOTA MATRIX 31 26,950 1.1503 63 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA/GLI 142 123,543 1.1494 64 VOLKSWAGEN CC 33 29,078 1.1349 65 MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS 17 15,555 1.0929 66 MERCEDES-BENZ GLK-CLASS 38 35,364 1.0745 67 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 18 16,829 1.0696 68 TOYOTA SCION TC 21 19,786 1.0614 69 HONDA ACURA 3.5 RL 3 2,859 1.0493 70 KIA SPORTAGE 13 12,465 1.0429 71 GENERAL MOTORS CHEVROLET CORVETTE 12 11,615 1.0331 72 MAZDA 3 164 158,778 1.0329 73 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS 58 56,579 1.0251 74 MASERATI GRANTURISMO 1 989 1.0111 75 GENERAL MOTORS CADILLAC STS 3 3,010 0.9967 76 GENERAL MOTORS BUICK LACROSSE/ALLURE 55 55,836 0.9850 77 FORD MOTOR CO FLEX 22 22,451 0.9799 78 MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS 61 63,473 0.9610 79 FORD MOTOR CO LINCOLN MKS 14 14,730 0.9504 80 CHRYSLER DODGE JOURNEY 70 74,562 0.9388 81 GENERAL MOTORS BUICK LUCERNE 19 20,529 0.9255 82 JAGUAR LAND ROVER XK/XKR 2 2,198 0.9099 83 CHRYSLER JEEP LIBERTY 44 48,487 0.9075 84 KIA SOUL 68 75,847 0.8965 85 BMW 3 42 47,715 0.8802 86 FORD MOTOR CO EDGE 105 119,546 0.8783 87 CHRYSLER DODGE NITRO 17 19,432 0.8748 88 AUDI AUDI A3 4 4,587 0.8720 89 HYUNDAI GENESIS 25 29,056 0.8604 90 BMW Z4/M 1 1,165 0.8584 91 JAGUAR LAND ROVER XF 7 8,206 0.8530 92 HONDA ACCORD CROSSTOUR 29 34,114 0.8501 93 HONDA CIVIC 217 259,907 0.8349 94 AUDI AUDI TT 1 1,201 0.8326 95 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 16 19,395 0.8250 96 FORD MOTOR CO LINCOLN MKZ 23 27,963 0.8225 97 SUBARU IMPREZA 31 38,000 0.8158 98 TOYOTA LEXUS LS 11 13,636 0.8067 99 BENTLEY MOTORS CONTINENTAL 1 1,249 0.8006 100 TOYOTA SIENNA VAN 43 54,895 0.7833 101 NISSAN CUBE 15 19,411 0.7728 102 HONDA ACURA ZDX 3 3,994 0.7511 103 FORD MOTOR CO ESCAPE 146 200,970 0.7265 104 GENERAL MOTORS GMC CANYON PICKUP 6 8,394 0.7148 105 NISSAN GT-R 1 1,420 0.7042 106 HONDA ACCORD 198 281,286 0.7039 107 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 39 55,423 0.7037 108 MITSUBISHI LANCER 21 29,952 0.7011 109 KIA SEDONA VAN 11 15,716 0.6999 110 TOYOTA TACOMA PICKUP 77 111,599 0.6900 111 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 58 84,152 0.6892 112 AUDI AUDI A4/A5 26 38,497 0.6754 113 MERCEDES-BENZ SLK-CLASS 1 1,505 0.6645 114 NISSAN 370Z 7 10,913 0.6414 115 GENERAL MOTORS CADILLAC SRX 31 48,740 0.6360 116 TOYOTA SCION XD 10 15,884 0.6296 117 CHRYSLER JEEP PATRIOT 25 40,670 0.6147 118 HONDA ACURA MDX 21 34,613 0.6067 119 AUDI AUDI A6 4 6,777 0.5902 120 SUZUKI KIZASHI 4 6,807 0.5876 121 KIA RONDO 1 1,713 0.5838 122 NISSAN FRONTIER PICKUP 26 44,888 0.5792 123 FORD MOTOR CO LINCOLN MKX 12 21,164 0.5670 124 FORD MOTOR CO CROWN VICTORIA 1 1,809 0.5528 125 TOYOTA VENZA 27 49,445 0.5461 126 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN 9 17,505 0.5141 127 BMW 1 3 5,890 0.5093 128 HONDA INSIGHT 22 43,523 0.5055 129 TOYOTA LEXUS IS 21 41,696 0.5036 130 NISSAN ROGUE 44 89,165 0.4935 131 TOYOTA RAV4 89 180,634 0.4927 132 HONDA ELEMENT 8 16,560 0.4831 133 HONDA ACURA TSX 23 47,770 0.4815 134 TOYOTA AVALON 7 14,551 0.4811
    135 HYUNDAI TUCSON 11 22,950 0.4793 136 GENERAL MOTORS CHEVROLET COLORADO PICKUP 12 25,073 0.4786 137 VOLVO V50 1 2,148 0.4655 138 FORD MOTOR CO MERCURY MARINER 14 30,142 0.4645 139 SUBARU LEGACY 16 34,726 0.4607 140 CHRYSLER JEEP WRANGLER 45 98,149 0.4585 141 BMW MINI COOPER 18 40,706 0.4422 142 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF/RABBIT/GTI 11 24,911 0.4416 143 TOYOTA LEXUS GS 3 6,801 0.4411 144 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER 5 11,358 0.4402 145 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA 3 7,090 0.4231 146 TOYOTA LEXUS ES 23 54,389 0.4229 147 HONDA ACURA 3.2 TL 15 37,466 0.4004 148 FORD MOTOR CO RANGER PICKUP 22 58,434 0.3765 149 NISSAN MURANO 22 58,921 0.3734 150 AUDI AUDI Q5 7 18,853 0.3713 151 SUBARU OUTBACK 25 71,253 0.3509 152 VOLVO S80 3 8,805 0.3407 153 BMW 5 12 35,988 0.3334 154 SUBARU FORESTER 37 111,861 0.3308 155 TOYOTA LEXUS RX 49 152,431 0.3215 156 HONDA CR-V 64 200,327 0.3195 157 TOYOTA PRIUS 78 250,553 0.3113 158 VOLVO XC90 3 9,846 0.3047 159 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 4 13,204 0.3029 160 GENERAL MOTORS GMC TERRAIN 13 48,605 0.2675 161 SUZUKI VITARA/GRAND VITARA 2 7,498 0.2667 162 HONDA ODYSSEY VAN 30 113,418 0.2645 163 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER 4 15,936 0.2510 164 PORSCHE 911 1 4,030 0.2481 165 TOYOTA LEXUS HS 4 18,091 0.2211 166 FORD MOTOR CO TRANSIT CONNECT VAN 8 36,886 0.2169 167 HONDA ACURA RDX 3 14,117 0.2125 168 NISSAN INFINITI EX35 2 9,536 0.2097 169 GENERAL MOTORS CHEVROLET EQUINOX 29 139,654 0.2077 170 SAAB 9-3 1 5,090 0.1965 171 VOLVO XC60 3 17,202 0.1744 172 VOLKSWAGEN EOS 1 5,762 0.1736 173 MAZDA CX-7 7 40,443 0.1731 174 HONDA FIT 12 69,465 0.1727 175 BMW X3 1 6,566 0.1523 176 MAZDA CX-9 1 15,464 0.0647 177 ASTON MARTIN DB9 0 68 0.0000 178 ASTON MARTIN DBS 0 169 0.0000 179 ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE 0 135 0.0000 180 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE 0 229 0.0000 181 AUDI AUDI A8 0 649 0.0000 182 AUDI AUDI R8 0 546 0.0000 183 AUDI AUDI S6 0 140 0.0000 184 BENTLEY MOTORS AZURE 0 38 0.0000 185 BENTLEY MOTORS BROOKLANDS 0 2 0.0000 186 BMW M3 0 1,869 0.0000 187 BMW M5 0 386 0.0000 188 BMW M6 0 523 0.0000 189 BUGATTI VEYRON 0 8 0.0000 190 CHRYSLER DODGE VIPER 0 384 0.0000 191 FERRARI 458 0 474 0.0000 192 FERRARI 599 0 153 0.0000 193 FERRARI 612 SCAGLIETTI 0 26 0.0000 194 FERRARI CALIFORNIA 0 1,127 0.0000 195 GENERAL MOTORS CADILLAC FUNERAL COACH/HEARSE 0 529 0.0000 196 GENERAL MOTORS CADILLAC LIMOUSINE 0 272 0.0000 197 GENERAL MOTORS PONTIAC G5 0 3 0.0000 198 GENERAL MOTORS SATURN AURA 0 20 0.0000 199 HYUNDAI AZERA 0 1,121 0.0000 200 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ 0 8,344 0.0000 201 JAGUAR LAND ROVER LAND ROVER LR2 0 4,430 0.0000 202 JAGUAR LAND ROVER XJ 0 68 0.0000 203 LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO 0 190 0.0000 204 LAMBORGHINI MURCIELAGO 0 59 0.0000 205 LOTUS ELISE 0 354 0.0000 206 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE 0 394 0.0000 207 MAZDA RX-8 0 1,217 0.0000 208 MAZDA TRIBUTE 0 4,180 0.0000 209 MERCEDES-BENZ CLS-CLASS 0 1,352 0.0000 210 MERCEDES-BENZ MAYBACH 57 0 1 0.0000 211 MERCEDES-BENZ SMART FORTWO 0 3,255 0.0000 212 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 0 793 0.0000 213 NISSAN INFINITI FX50 0 460 0.0000 214 PORSCHE BOXSTER 0 1,421 0.0000 215 PORSCHE CAYMAN 0 955 0.0000 216 ROLLS ROYCE GHOST 0 604 0.0000 217 ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM 0 281 0.0000 218 ROUSH PERFORMANCE RPP MUSTANG 0 766 0.0000 219 SAAB 9-5 0 644 0.0000 220 SPYKER C8 0 5 0.0000 221 SUZUKI EQUATOR PICKUP 0 1,230 0.0000 222 TESLA ROADSTER 0 278 0.0000 223 VOLVO C30 0 1,536 0.0000 224 VOLVO V70 0 1,496 0.0000 225 VOLVO XC70 0 6,379 0.0000 Issued on: September 14, 2012. Christopher J. Bonanti, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.