It doesn’t matter where you live, in just about every state there are car thieves who prefer a specific car brand over others; in Oregon that car brand is Honda and according to a recent report by the (NICB) National Crime Bureau, the top Honda model that thieves prefer to steal in Oregon is the 1992 and 1998 Honda Accord.
Why Do Car Thieves Prefer Older Vehicles?
It’s no surprise that most car thieves prefer older vehicles, but the question is why? The answer to this question is complex and relates to a variety of factors including the fact that most older vehicles don’t have alarm systems and parts from older vehicles are more valuable than parts from vehicles that were manufactured within the last 10 years.
The High Cost Of Auto Theft
No matter the age of the vehicle, auto theft is very expensive and the cost continues to rise every single year but the good news is that the average driver in Oregon can protect themselves if they have comprehensive coverage on their car insurance policy.
Drivers who live in Central Oregon will be thankful to know that cities like Bend, Redmond and Sunriver do not have a high auto theft rate; the Oregon city that does have a high rate of auto theft every year is Portland Oregon; the City of Roes has the ominous distinction of ranking 65th in the United States in auto theft last year and 77th back in 2009. According to the NICB, the 6.773 vehicles that were stolen back in 2012 account for almost 80 percent of auto theft in the state of Oregon.
What Can You Do To Protect Your Vehicle?
To learn more about auto theft in Oregon or to learn more about what you can do to protect your Honda Accord or vehicle that you drive every day, contact the Tye Farnsworth Allstate Insurance Agency today at (541) 318-8835 for a free, car insurance quote.