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Final Theft Data; Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard

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AGENCY:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation.

ACTION:

Publication of final theft data.

SUMMARY:

This document publishes the final data on thefts of model year (MY) 1999 passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year (CY) 1999. The final 1999 theft data indicate an increase in the vehicle theft rate when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 1998. The final theft rate for MY 1999 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 1999 (2.89 thefts per thousand vehicles produced) increased by 14.2 percent from the theft rate for CY/MY 1998 vehicles (2.53 thefts per thousand vehicles produced). 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Deborah Mazyck, Office of Planning and Consumer Programs, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Mazyck's telephone number is (202) 366-0846. Her fax number is (202) 493-2290.

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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 § 33104(b)(4) mandate, this document reports the final theft data for CY 1999, the most recent calendar year for which data are available.

In calculating the 1999 theft rates, NHTSA followed the same procedures it used in calculating the MY 1998 theft rates. (For 1998 theft data calculations, see 65 FR 40721, June 30, 2000.) 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 1999 theft rate for each vehicle line was calculated by dividing the number of reported thefts of MY 1999 vehicles of that line stolen during calendar year 1999 by the total number of vehicles in that line manufactured for MY 1999, as reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The final 1999 theft data show an increase in the vehicle theft rate when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 1998. The final theft rate for MY 1999 passenger vehicles stolen in CY 1999 increased to 2.89 thefts per thousand vehicles produced, an increase of 14.2 percent from the rate of 2.53 thefts per thousand vehicles experienced by MY 1998 vehicles in CY 1998. For MY 1999 vehicles, out of a total of 201 vehicle lines, 54 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 54 vehicle lines with a theft rate higher than 3.5826, 50 are passenger car lines, four are multipurpose passenger vehicle lines, and none are light-duty truck lines.

On Wednesday, March 14, 2001, NHTSA published the preliminary theft rates for CY 1999 passenger motor vehicles in the Federal Register (66 FR 14979). The agency tentatively ranked each of the MY 1999 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 received written comments from Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VW). The agency used VW's written comments to make the necessary adjustments to its data. As a Start Printed Page 39555result of the adjustments, some of the final theft rates and rankings of vehicle lines changed from those published in the March 2001 notice.

In its comments, VW informed the agency that the production volume for the VW Cabrio vehicle line was incorrect. In response to this comment, the production volume for the VW Cabrio has been corrected and the final theft list has been revised accordingly. As a result of the correction, the VW Cabrio previously ranked No. 111 with a theft rate of 1.8398, is now ranked No. 159 with a theft rate of 1.0181. Additionally, VW informed the agency that the production volumes for the Rolls Royce Silver Spur and the Rolls Royce Silver Spur Park Ward were interchanged. In response to this comment, the production volumes for the Rolls Royce Silver Spur and the Rolls Royce Silver Spur Park Ward have been corrected and the final theft list has been revised accordingly. As a result of the correction, the Rolls Royce Silver Spur with a production volume of two has been revised to reflect a production volume of 51, and the Rolls Royce Silver Spur Park Ward with a production volume of 51 has been revised to reflect a production volume of two.

The following list represents NHTSA's final calculation of theft rates for all 1999 passenger motor vehicle lines. This list is intended to inform the public of calendar year 1999 motor vehicle thefts of model year 1999 vehicles and does not have any effect on the obligations of regulated parties under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 331, Theft Prevention.

Theft Rates of Model Year 1999 Passenger Motor Vehicles Stolen in Calendar Year 1999

No.ManufacturerMake/model (line)Thefts 1999Production (Mfr's) 19991999 theft rate (per 1,000 vehicles produced)
1HONDAACURA INTEGRA49625,79019.2323
2DAIMLERCHRYSLERINTREPID 1948018.7500
3MITSUBISHIMIRAGE56453,88410.4669
4DAIMLERCHRYSLERPLYMOUTH NEON35038,9448.9873
5DAIMLERCHRYSLERNEON122268.8496
6MITSUBISHIMONTERO SPORT/NATIVA236842,2688.7063
7DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE STRATUS71584,1288.4990
8DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE INTREPID1,104139,8477.8943
9DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE NEON44856,8507.8804
10BMWZ3182,5477.0671
11MITSUBISHIECLIPSE34950,0706.9702
12DAIMLERCHRYSLERSEBRING CONVERTIBLE31946,7586.8224
13GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE ALERO799121,3436.5846
14DAIMLERCHRYSLERPLYMOUTH BREEZE36756,0486.5480
15MITSUBISHIDIAMANTE548,3476.4694
16MITSUBISHIGALANT39062,4886.2412
17DAIMLERCHRYSLERSTRATUS 134826.2241
18BMWM3417,4155.5293
19KIA MOTORSSEPHIA31557,0995.5167
20DAEWOOLEGANZA7414,2175.2050
21GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC SUNFIRE38374,9445.1105
22NISSANSENTRA/200SX39979,1155.0433
23GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GRAND AM1,510299,7755.0371
24TOYOTATERCEL5912,1224.8672
25SUZUKIESTEEM6914,2554.8404
26MERCEDES BENZ140 (CL-CLASS & S-CLASS)6313,5324.6556
27FORD MOTOR COMUSTANG579125,9734.5962
28FORD MOTOR COMERCURY TRACER11725,9724.5049
29GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC BONNEVILLE23153,3714.3282
30GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE CUTLASS18643,5844.2676
31NISSANALTIMA739174,3494.2386
32FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN TOWN CAR37989,5644.2316
33GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CAVALIER986233,7564.2181
34DAIMLERCHRYSLERCIRRUS13832,9034.1941
35MITSUBISHIMONTERO317,3994.1898
36GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE35986,4814.1512
37DAIMLERCHRYSLERLHS14936,3694.0969
38HONDAPRELUDE4611,3664.0472
39JAGUARXJ8297,2354.0083
40DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP CHEROKEE610154,3773.9514
41GENERAL MOTORSBUICK REGAL28673,3093.9013
42NISSANINFINITI Q45287,2083.8846
43HONDACIVIC1,039269,1093.8609
44GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC DEVILLE411106,5543.8572
45GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MALIBU822213,6923.8467
46GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET BLAZER762199,0423.8283
47TOYOTALEXUS GS11630,5133.8017
48FORD MOTOR COCONTOUR524139,3393.7606
49DAEWOOLANOS318,3123.7295
50MITSUBISHI3000GT123,2443.6991
51GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET METRO9525,7493.6895
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52TOYOTACOROLLA940255,6933.6763
53MERCEDES BENZ208 (CLK-CLASS)6517,7953.6527
54DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE AVENGER6116,8833.6131
55KIA MOTORSSPORTAGE13538,2323.5311
56SUZUKIVITARA/GRAND VITARA12435,6513.4782
57DAEWOONUBIRA339,5533.4544
58GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC FIREBIRD/TRANS AM/FORMULA11935,1153.3889
59HYUNDAISONATA8224,5393.3416
60FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MYSTIQUE13440,9393.2732
61FORD MOTOR COESCORT933287,1503.2492
62HYUNDAITIBURON237,2153.1878
63ISUZURODEO23072,5443.1705
64HYUNDAIACCENT12037,9503.1621
65GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CAMARO12339,0413.1505
66GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GRAND PRIX437142,5463.0657
67GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CORVETTE9029,9043.0096
68JAGUARXK8175,7472.9581
69NISSANPATHFINDER18161,3102.9522
70DAIMLERCHRYSLERSEBRING COUPE8127,5192.9434
71MAZDAPROTEGE20870,8022.9378
72MERCEDES BENZ129 (SL-CLASS)289,6332.9067
73ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY ARNAGE13482.8736
74GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET LUMINA/MONTE CARLO561197,4302.8415
75FORD MOTOR COEXPLORER1,099386,9432.8402
76MAZDA62624488,4732.7579
77FORD MOTOR COTAURUS1,163423,3082.7474
78BMW7238,3912.7410
79DAIMLERCHRYSLERCONCORDE17564,2342.7244
80GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET PRIZM13649,9992.7201
81DAIMLERCHRYSLER300 M20676,1302.7059
82HYUNDAIELANTRA15860,3172.6195
83DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP GRAND CHEROKEE729284,4292.5630
84DAIMLERCHRYSLERPLYMOUTH VOYAGER/GRAND377150,1112.5115
85NISSANINFINITI QX45923,5052.5101
86SUZUKISWIFT51,9982.5025
87NISSANMAXIMA23995,7892.4951
88TOYOTATACOMA PICKUP TRUCK412167,6372.4577
89FORD MOTOR COMERCURY SABLE295120,1132.4560
90MAZDAMILLENIA4719,2492.4417
91GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC SEVILLE8635,6242.4141
92FORD MOTOR COMERCURY COUGAR21288,2582.4020
93FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MOUNTAINEER10543,7432.4004
94HONDAACURA RL3112,9612.3918
95VOLVOC70125,0872.3590
96DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP WRANGLER19784,9902.3179
97TOYOTA4-RUNNER292126,9292.3005
98HONDAACURA SLX28702.2989
99NISSANFRONTIER PICKUP TRUCK10445,2562.2980
100GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE BRAVADA5725,7822.2108
101GENERAL MOTORSBUICK CENTURY329150,0612.1924
102GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC ELDORADO3515,9822.1900
103GENERAL MOTORSGMC JIMMY S-1513763,5412.1561
104TOYOTACAMRY/CAMRY SOLARA1,040490,9592.1183
105DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE CARAVAN/GRAND595297,3502.0010
106ISUZUTROOPER4623,0941.9919
107VOLKSWAGENGOLF/GTI2814,2041.9713
108FORD MOTOR CORANGER PICKUP TRUCK692356,7161.9399
109ISUZUHOMBRE PICKUP TRUCK52,5951.9268
110GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET ASTRO VAN14676,0711.9193
111TOYOTARAV410960,7761.7935
112TOYOTALEXUS SC52,8221.7718
113MERCEDES BENZ163 (ML-CLASS)9151,9701.7510
114MERCEDES BENZ210 (E-CLASS)9755,7191.7409
115VOLKSWAGENJETTA191109,7691.7400
116DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE DAKOTA PICKUP TRUCK233134,0581.7381
117BMW39756,1971.7261
118BMW55230,4901.7055
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119HONDAACCORD607356,9931.7003
120PONTIACMONTANA VAN9758,0811.6701
121NISSANINFINITI G203822,8421.6636
122GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET S-10 PICKUP TRUCK296179,4981.6490
123TOYOTACELICA84,8681.6434
124GENERAL MOTORSSATURN SL311190,4141.6333
125MERCEDES BENZ170 (SLK-CLASS)2213,8751.5856
126FORD MOTOR COF-150 PICKUP TRUCK276174,2851.5836
127GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE 88/REGENCY6139,9211.5280
128GENERAL MOTORSGMC SONOMA PICKUP TRUCK6643,3551.5223
129SAAB9-53724,6661.5000
130VOLVOS803724,9761.4814
131FERRARIF35516941.4409
132GENERAL MOTORSGMC SAFARI VAN3423,6131.4399
133TOYOTAAVALON8961,8191.4397
134MAZDAB SERIES PICKUP TRUCK6244,4521.3948
135FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN CONTINENTAL3727,0541.3676
136DAIMLERCHRYSLERTOWN & COUNTRY MPV10476,7951.3543
137VOLVOS70/V708059,3671.3475
138SAAB9-34634,5801.3302
139HONDAPASSPORT3627,4991.3091
140GENERAL MOTORSBUICK PARK AVENUE7859,9041.3021
141TOYOTALEXUS RX11891,1021.2953
142TOYOTALEXUS ES5846,1621.2564
143NISSANQUEST5040,5061.2344
144GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE AURORA2318,7291.2280
145GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC LIMOUSINE18211.2180
146FORD MOTOR COMERCURY GRAND MARQUIS146122,5861.1910
147GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET TRACKER4134,8391.1768
148GENERAL MOTORSBUICK LESABRE117100,3541.1659
149GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC CATERA1613,8011.1593
150NISSANINFINITI I302824,2151.1563
151FORD MOTOR COMERCURY VILLAGER MPV5951,0661.1554
152FORD MOTOR COWINDSTAR VAN233203,9361.1425
153GENERAL MOTORSSATURN SC5447,5781.1350
154AUDIA62824,8091.1286
155MAZDAMX-5 MIATA3833,7231.1268
156BMWM32,7311.0985
157HONDAACURA CL2724,9601.0817
158GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET VENTURE VAN9388,0711.0560
159VOLKSWAGENCABRIO1514,7341.0181
160ISUZUVEHICROSS22,0050.9975
161DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE VIPER11,0330.9681
162GENERAL MOTORSBUICK RIVIERA22,0910.9565
163VOLKSWAGENPASSAT7579,3960.9446
164TOYOTALEXUS LS1617,2910.9253
165VOLKSWAGENNEW BEETLE6066,8670.8973
166AUDIA822,2440.8913
167FORD MOTOR COCROWN VICTORIA104118,8490.8751
168SUBARULEGACY7890,8400.8587
169PORSCHE9111112,8870.8536
170SUBARUIMPREZA1720,2080.8413
171AUDIA42631,8920.8153
172HONDAACURA TL4555,6460.8087
173VOLKSWAGENEUROVAN22,5550.7828
174MERCEDES BENZ202 (C-CLASS)2837,4720.7472
175ISUZUAMIGO811,3590.7043
176SUBARUFORESTER3246,6680.6857
177JAGUARVANDEN PLAS34,4350.6764
178HONDACR-V72110,9450.6490
179TOYOTASIENNA VAN4369,5310.6184
180GENERAL MOTORSSATURN SW1016,4200.6090
181JAGUARXJR11,7780.5624
182PORSCHEBOXSTER CONVERTIBLE713,2340.5289
183GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE VAN2038,1300.5245
184HONDAODYSSEY VAN650,4250.1190
185DAIMLERCHRYSLERPLYMOUTH PROWLER03,6550.0000
186FERRARI36004450.0000
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187FERRARI45601190.0000
188FERRARI55002590.0000
189GENERAL MOTORSBUICK FUNERAL COACH09930.0000
190HONDAACURA NSX02430.0000
191ISUZUOASIS VAN07020.0000
192LAMBORGHINIDB132/DIABLO01620.0000
193LOTUSESPRIT01210.0000
194ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY AZURE0700.0000
195ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY CONTINENTAL R060.0000
196ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY CONTINENTAL SC0230.0000
197ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY CONTINENTAL T050.0000
198ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY TURBO R020.0000
199ROLLS-ROYCESILVER SERAPH02990.0000
200ROLLS-ROYCESILVER SPUR0510.0000
201ROLLS-ROYCESILVER SPUR PARK WARD020.0000
1 These vehicles were manufactured for sale in the U.S. territories under the Chrysler name plate.
2 Nativa is the name applied to Montero Sport vehicles that are manufactured for sale only in Puerto Rico.
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Issued on: July 20, 2001.

Stephen R. Kratzke,

Associate Administrator for Safety Performance Standards.

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