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Preliminary Theft Data; Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard

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AGENCY:

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

ACTION:

Publication of preliminary theft data; request for comments.

SUMMARY:

This document requests comments on data about passenger motor vehicle thefts that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2000, including theft rates for existing passenger motor vehicle lines manufactured in model year (MY) 2000. The theft data preliminarily indicate that the vehicle theft rate for CY/MY 2000 vehicles (2.89 thefts per thousand vehicles) did not change from the theft rate for CY/MY 1999 vehicles (2.89 thefts per thousand vehicles).

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:

Comments must be submitted on or before May 13, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

All comments should refer to the docket number and notice number cited in the heading of this document and be submitted, preferably with two copies to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Docket hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Rosalind Proctor, Office of Planning and Consumer Programs, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Proctor'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 or 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 the section 33104(b)(4) mandate, this document reports the preliminary theft data for CY 2000, the most recent calendar year for which data are available.

In calculating the 2000 theft rates, NHTSA followed the same procedures it used in calculating the MY 1999 theft rates. (For 1999 theft data calculations, see 66 FR 39554, July 31, 2001). As in all previous reports, NHTSA's data were based on information provided to the agency by the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The NCIC is a governmental 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 2000 theft rate for each vehicle line was calculated by dividing the number of reported thefts of MY 2000 vehicles of that line stolen during calendar year 2000, by the total number of vehicles in that line manufactured for MY 2000, as reported by manufacturers to the Environmental Protection Agency.

The preliminary 2000 theft data show no change in the vehicle theft rate when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 1999. The preliminary theft rate for MY 2000 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2000 of 2.89 thefts per thousand vehicles produced, did not change from the rate of 2.89 thefts per thousand vehicles experienced by MY 1999 vehicles in CY 1999. For MY 2000 vehicles, out of a total of 206 vehicle lines, 51 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 51 vehicle lines with a theft rate higher than 3.5826, 45 are passenger car lines, six are multipurpose passenger vehicle lines, and none are light-duty truck lines.

In Table I, NHTSA has tentatively ranked each of the MY 2000 vehicle lines in descending order of theft rate. Public comment is sought on the accuracy of the data, including the data for the production volumes of individual vehicle lines.

Comments must not exceed 15 pages in length (49 CFR 553.21). Attachments may be appended to these submissions without regard to the 15 page limit. This limitation is intended to encourage commenters to detail their primary arguments in a concise fashion.

If a commenter wishes to submit certain information under a claim of confidentiality, three copies of the complete submission, including purportedly confidential business information, should be submitted to the Chief Counsel, NHTSA, at the street address given above, and two copies from which the purportedly confidential information has been deleted should be submitted to Dockets. A request for confidentiality should be accompanied by a cover letter setting forth the information specified in the agency's confidential business information regulation. 49 CFR part 512.

All comments received before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated above for this document will be considered, and will be available for examination in the docket at the above address both before and after that date. To the extent possible, comments filed after the closing date will also be considered. Comments on this document will be available for inspection in the docket. NHTSA will continue to file relevant information as it becomes available for inspection in the docket after the closing date, and it is recommended that interested persons continue to examine the docket for new material.

Those persons desiring to be notified upon receipt of their comments in the rules docket should enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard in the envelope with their comments. Upon Start Printed Page 11162receiving the comments, the docket supervisor will return the postcard by mail.

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 33101, 33102 and 33104; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50.

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Preliminary Report of Theft Rates for 2000 Model Year Passenger Motor Vehicles Stolen in Calendar Year 2000

No.ManufacturerMake/model (line)Thefts 2000Production (Mfr's) 20002000 theft rate (per 1,000 vehicles produced)
1DAIMLERCHRYSLERPLYMOUTH BREEZE17315,72311.0030
2MITSUBISHIMONTERO SPORT/NATIVA 150946,27211.0002
3MITSUBISHIMONTERO222,14710.2469
4BMWX5121,3129.1463
5DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER INTREPID 244498.9087
6DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE STRATUS1,040118,8458.7509
7DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE INTREPID1,400162,2798.6271
8MITSUBISHIMIRAGE50261,9578.1024
9DAIMLERCHRYSLERPLYMOUTH NEON62689,1427.0225
10DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE NEON1,191170,0987.0018
11GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET METRO21030,5216.8805
12DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP CHEROKEE1,040153,8166.7613
13HONDAACURA NSX23056.5574
14DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER LHS13922,9446.0582
15ASTON MARTINVANTAGE COUPE11755.7143
16DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER CIRRUS26746,8495.6992
17FORD MOTOR COFORD CONTOUR35061,6035.6815
18DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE28750,9405.6341
19GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE BRAVADA18633,1795.6060
20MITSUBISHIGALANT52094,7735.4868
21HONDACIVIC1,807339,2235.3269
22GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GRAND AM1,194225,3215.2991
23GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE ALERO586118,4214.9484
24DAEWOOLEGANZA12825,9604.9307
25HONDAACURA INTEGRA13628,0954.8407
26DAEWOOLANOS11624,0494.8235
27KIA MOTORSSEPHIA/SPECTRA487101,0274.8205
28GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE35273,3994.7957
29FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MYSTIQUE9820,8394.7027
30DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER CONCORDE26859,4534.5078
31TOYOTACOROLLA839187,9964.4629
32SUZUKIVITARA/GRAND VITARA19746,1884.2652
33AUDIS4235,3964.2624
34GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC DEVILLE/LIMOUSINE38092,6194.1028
35FORD MOTOR COFORD MUSTANG832202,9724.0991
36KIA MOTORSSPORTAGE27166,5194.0740
37HYUNDAIACCENT23257,1114.0623
38MITSUBISHIECLIPSE18545,8504.0349
39GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CAMARO17743,9904.0236
40GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC SUNFIRE36691,1984.0132
41SUZUKIESTEEM7819,5203.9959
42ISUZUTROOPER7519,1003.9267
43GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CAVALIER975256,9723.7942
44GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MALIBU817215,6013.7894
45TOYOTALEXUS GS10226,9523.7845
46GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET LUMINA/MONTE CARLO36898,5563.7339
47GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC FIREBIRD/TRANS AM/FORMULA.11531,0933.6986
48HYUNDAISONATA18249,3403.6887
49FORD MOTOR COFORD FOCUS1,112304,0493.6573
50AUDIA69426,0003.6154
51GENERAL MOTORSBUICK REGAL22462,5023.5839
52JAGUARS-TYPE11732,8183.5651
53NISSANMAXIMA604175,1113.4492
54FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN TOWN CAR29689,1643.3197
55NISSANALTIMA484147,9783.2708
56VOLVOC70175,2933.2118
57GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET BLAZER S10/T10800249,4863.2066
58SUZUKISWIFT92,8603.1469
59DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER NEON241,3033.0698
60NISSANPATHFINDER8828,9833.0363
61GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET PRIZM11638,9202.9805
62AUDITT217,2152.9106
63MERCEDES BENZ220 (S-CLASS)11840,6122.9055
64HYUNDAIELANTRA354122,6252.8869
65ISUZURODEO15554,1692.8614
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66GENERAL MOTORSGMC JIMMY S-1525187,8392.8575
67HONDAPRELUDE2910,1652.8529
68GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC SEVILLE8931,4142.8331
69MAZDAMILLENIA4917,3342.8268
70DAEWOONUBIRA6723,9852.7934
71GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GRAND PRIX431156,4962.7541
72FORD MOTOR COFORD TAURUS945350,1452.6989
73FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MOUNTAINEER13450,0232.6788
74DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE AVENGER176,3762.6662
75MERCEDES BENZ208 (CLK-CLASS)4717,7962.6410
76FORD MOTOR COFORD EXPLORER1,001383,3862.6109
77GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET IMPALA519199,3192.6039
78GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CORVETTE8131,1892.5971
79DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER 300 M13853,3532.5865
80FORD MOTOR COMERCURY SABLE23993,3012.5616
81TOYOTACELICA15460,3682.5510
82MAZDA62619276,4442.5116
83ISUZUVEHICROSS28082.4752
84NISSANINFINITI Q45104,0452.4722
85DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP GRAND CHEROKEE741299,9882.4701
86BMWZ3249,8572.4348
87TOYOTACAMRY/CAMRY SOLARA1,097451,3432.4305
88FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN LS16468,5272.3932
89JAGUARXK8/XK8 CONVERTIBLE114,6982.3414
90TOYOTARAV410344,6452.3071
91TOYOTA4-RUNNER302132,2482.2836
92DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE CARAVAN/GRAND727333,7122.1785
93FORD MOTOR COFORD RANGER PICKUP TRUCK747346,2912.1571
94FORD MOTOR COFORD F-150 PICKUP TRUCK318151,7912.0950
95GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET S-10 PICKUP TRUCK514246,6622.0838
96DAIMLERCHRYSLERPLYMOUTH VOYAGER/GRAND258123,9062.0822
97FORD MOTOR COFORD ESCORT20096,2872.0771
98MAZDAPROTÈGÈ16680,3462.0661
99GENERAL MOTORSSATURN SC3316,0092.0613
100BMW73517,1412.0419
101TOYOTAECHO11456,6992.0106
102HYUNDAITIBURON3215,9582.0053
103MITSUBISHIDIAMANTE178,6291.9701
104GENERAL MOTORSSATURN SL255130,5511.9533
105FORD MOTOR COMERCURY COUGAR8744,9111.9372
106DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER SEBRING COUPE2110,9101.9248
107DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP WRANGLER17892,6721.9208
108GENERAL MOTORSBUICK CENTURY272144,4951.8824
109NISSANXTERRA200108,4341.8444
110GENERAL MOTORSGMC SAFARI VAN5430,0931.7944
111DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE DAKOTA PICKUP TRUCK322181,0111.7789
112VOLVOS40/V406335,8171.7589
113NISSANSENTRA12068,5871.7496
114BMW58045,7691.7479
115BMW315589,0261.7411
116FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN CONTINENTAL4224,2101.7348
117GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET ASTRO VAN15589,6601.7288
118GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET TRACKER7745,0631.7087
119HONDAPASSPORT3520,4931.7079
120VOLVOS70/V706940,5811.7003
121NISSANINFINITI G202313,6351.6868
122MAZDAB SERIES PICKUP TRUCK5331,6271.6758
123MERCEDES BENZ203 (C-CLASS)4426,4391.6642
124VOLVOXC2414,4891.6564
125TOYOTATACOMA PICKUP TRUCK236142,5181.6559
126VOLKSWAGENJETTA224137,9401.6239
127GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC ELDORADO2213,8451.5890
128GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC BONNEVILLE9459,3341.5843
129ISUZUHOMBRE PICKUP TRUCK74,4491.5734
130JAGUARXJR21,2901.5504
131NISSANFRONTIER PICKUP TRUCK217143,3581.5137
132MERCEDES BENZ215 (CL-CLASS)21,3381.4948
133FORD MOTOR COMERCURY GRAND MARQUIS200135,2821.4784
134HONDAACCORD627430,5951.4561
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135PORSCHE911117,5781.4516
136GENERAL MOTORSGMC SONOMA PICKUP TRUCK8660,1241.4304
137JAGUARXJ8107,0861.4112
138VOLKSWAGENGOLF/GTI3726,8621.3774
139AUDIA832,1891.3705
140MERCEDES BENZ210 (E-CLASS)6446,7091.3702
141TOYOTALEXUS LS1511,1791.3418
142DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE VIPER21,5591.2829
143GENERAL MOTORSSATURN LS10582,9561.2657
144TOYOTALEXUS RX11389,4101.2638
145GENERAL MOTORSBUICK LESABRE240190,2691.2614
146FORD MOTOR COFORD WINDSTAR VAN291232,4031.2521
147AUDIA42419,3041.2433
148VOLVOS804435,8641.2269
149SUBARUIMPREZA2117,3531.2102
150GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC MONTANA VAN7562,6401.1973
151MERCEDES BENZ170 (SLK-CLASS)75,8911.1883
152TOYOTALEXUS ES5445,8851.1769
153DAIMLERCHRYSLERPLYMOUTH PROWLER32,5761.1646
154GENERAL MOTORSBUICK PARK AVENUE5951,3651.1486
155VOLKSWAGENCABRIO108,8361.1317
156NISSANINFINITI I304539,8151.1302
157JAGUARVANDEN PLAS43,5961.1123
158NISSANQUEST5246,8341.1103
159HONDAACURA TL7467,2871.0998
160GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC CATERA1715,6291.0877
161GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET VENTURE VAN107100,0411.0696
162HONDACR-V121114,3871.0578
163TOYOTATUNDRA PICKUP TRUCK1110,5271.0449
164HONDAACURA RL1716,4701.0322
165MERCEDES BENZ129 (SL-CLASS)54,8451.0320
166SUBARUFORESTER2928,9501.0017
167DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY9396,2980.9658
168ISUZUAMIGO33,1990.9378
169MAZDAMPV4750,5650.9295
170FORD MOTOR COMERCURY VILLAGER MPV2931,4950.9208
171GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC FUNERAL COACH11,1000.9091
172TOYOTAAVALON98108,0250.9072
173VOLKSWAGENNEW BEETLE8189,8190.9018
174NISSANINFINITI QX42528,2580.8847
175VOLKSWAGENPASSAT5967,2160.8778
176GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE VAN3441,7050.8152
177SAAB9-31417,9290.7809
178GENERAL MOTORSSATURN LW1114,4180.7629
179SAAB9-51317,1620.7575
180TOYOTASIENNA VAN96131,4050.7306
181TOYOTAMR245,5970.7147
182SUBARULEGACY6597,2150.6686
183JAGUARXKR11,5080.6631
184GENERAL MOTORSSATURN SW69,1130.6584
185PORSCHEBOXSTER/BOXSTER S813,5630.5898
186HONDAS200059,2060.5431
187MAZDAMX-5 MIATA816,1070.4967
188FORD MOTOR COFORD CROWN VICTORIA50103,7840.4818
189HONDAINSIGHT25,6030.3570
190HONDAODYSSEY33122,1310.2702
191ASTON MARTINVANTAGE VOLANTE05730.0000
192BMWZ802,9360.0000
193DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER STRATUS 201310.0000
194FIATFERRARI 36004520.0000
195FIATFERRARI 4560820.0000
196FIATFERRARI 55002560.0000
197LOTUSESPRIT02000.0000
198ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY ARNAGE04220.0000
199ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY AZURE0930.0000
200ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY CONTINENTAL R0230.0000
201ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY CONTINENTAL SC030.0000
202ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY CONTINENTAL T020.0000
203ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY CORNICHE0970.0000
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204ROLLS-ROYCESILVER SERAPH01540.0000
205TOYOTALEXUS SC08230.0000
206VOLKSWAGENEUROVAN02,7910.0000
1 Nativa is the name applied to Montero Sport vehicles that are manufactured for sale only in Puerto Rico.
2 These vehicles were manufactured for sale in the U.S. territories under the Chrysler nameplate.
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Issued on: March 4, 2002.

Stephen R. Kratzke,

Associate Administrator for Safety Performance Standards.

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