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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) 2000 passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2000. The final 2000 theft data 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 (2.89 thefts per thousand vehicles) when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 1999. 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 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 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 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 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The final 2000 theft data show no change in the vehicle theft rate when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 1999. The final 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, 43 are Start Printed Page 53757passenger car lines, eight are multipurpose passenger vehicle lines, and none are light-duty truck lines.

On Tuesday, March 12, 2002, NHTSA published the preliminary theft rates for CY 2000 passenger motor vehicles in the Federal Register (67 FR 11161). The agency tentatively ranked each of the MY 2000 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 written comments from the public. As a result, the final theft rates and rankings of vehicle lines did not change from those published in the March 2002 notice.

Further reanalysis of the theft rate data revealed that the number of vehicle lines reported with a theft rate higher than 3.5826 was incorrect. Preliminary theft data for CY 2000 inadvertently reported that there were 45 passenger car lines with theft rates higher than 3.5826. However, NHTSA is correcting the final theft data to report 43 passenger car lines with a theft rate higher than 3.5826 and eight multipurpose passenger car lines with a theft rate higher than 3.5826.

The following list represents NHTSA's final calculation of theft rates for all 2000 passenger motor vehicle lines. This list is intended to inform the public of calendar year 2000 motor vehicle thefts of model year 2000 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 2000 Passenger Motor Vehicles Stolen in Calendar Year 2000

ManufacturerMake/model (line)Thefts 2000Production (Mfr's) 20002000 theft rate (per 1,000 vehicles produced)
1 DAIMLERCHRYSLERPLYMOUTH BREEZE17315,72311.0030
2 MITSUBISHIMONTERO SPORT/NATIVA 150946,27211.0002
3 MITSUBISHIMONTERO222,14710.2469
4 BMWX5121,3129.1463
5 DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER INTREPID 244498.9087
6 DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE STRATUS1,040118,8458.7509
7 DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE INTREPID1,400162,2798.6271
8 MITSUBISHIMIRAGE50261,9578.1024
9 DAIMLERCHRYSLERPLYMOUTH NEON62689,1427.0225
10 DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE NEON1,191170,0987.0018
11 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET METRO21030,5216.8805
12 DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP CHEROKEE1,040153,8166.7613
13 HONDAACURA NSX23056.5574
14 DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER LHS13922,9446.0582
15 ASTON MARTINVANTAGE COUPE11755.7143
16 DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER CIRRUS26746,8495.6992
17 FORD MOTOR COFORD CONTOUR35061,6035.6815
18 DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE28750,9405.6341
19 GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE BRAVADA18633,1795.6060
20 MITSUBISHIGALANT52094,7735.4868
21 HONDACIVIC1,807339,2235.3269
22 GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GRAND AM1,194225,3215.2991
23 GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE ALERO586118,4214.9484
24 DAEWOOLEGANZA12825,9604.9307
25 HONDAACURA INTEGRA13628,0954.8407
26 DAEWOOLANOS11624,0494.8235
27 KIA MOTORSSEPHIA/SPECTRA487101,0274.8205
28 GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE35273,3994.7957
29 FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MYSTIQUE9820,8394.7027
30 DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER CONCORDE26859,4534.5078
31 TOYOTACOROLLA839187,9964.4629
32 SUZUKIVITARA/GRAND VITARA19746,1884.2652
33 AUDIS4235,3964.2624
34 GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC DEVILLE/LIMOUSINE38092,6194.1028
35 FORD MOTOR COFORD MUSTANG832202,9724.0991
36 KIA MOTORSSPORTAGE27166,5194.0740
37 HYUNDAIACCENT23257,1114.0623
38 MITSUBISHIECLIPSE18545,8504.0349
39 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CAMARO17743,9904.0236
40 GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC SUNFIRE36691,1984.0132
41 SUZUKIESTEEM7819,5203.9959
42 ISUZUTROOPER7519,1003.9267
43 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CAVALIER975256,9723.7942
44 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MALIBU817215,6013.7894
45 TOYOTALEXUS GS10226,9523.7845
46 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET LUMINA/MONTE CARLO36898,5563.7339
47 GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC FIREBIRD/TRANS AM/FORMULA11531,0933.6986
48 HYUNDAISONATA18249,3403.6887
49 FORD MOTOR COFORD FOCUS1,112304,0493.6573
50 AUDIA69426,0003.6154
51 GENERAL MOTORSBUICK REGAL22462,5023.5839
52 JAGUARS-TYPE11732,8183.5651
53 NISSANMAXIMA604175,1113.4492
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54 FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN TOWN CAR29689,1643.3197
55 NISSANALTIMA484147,9783.2708
56 VOLVOC70175,2933.2118
57 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET BLAZER S10/T10800249,4863.2066
58 SUZUKISWIFT92,8603.1469
59 DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER NEON 241,3033.0698
60 NISSANPATHFINDER8828,9833.0363
61 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET PRIZM11638,9202.9805
62 AUDITT217,2152.9106
63 MERCEDES BENZ220 (S-CLASS)11840,6122.9055
64 HYUNDAIELANTRA354122,6252.8869
65 ISUZURODEO15554,1692.8614
66 GENERAL MOTORSGMC JIMMY S-1525187,8392.8575
67 HONDAPRELUDE2910,1652.8529
68 GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC SEVILLE8931,4142.8331
69 MAZDAMILLENIA4917,3342.8268
70 DAEWOONUBIRA6723,9852.7934
71 GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GRAND PRIX431156,4962.7541
72 FORD MOTOR COFORD TAURUS945350,1452.6989
73 FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MOUNTAINEER13450,0232.6788
74 DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE AVENGER176,3762.6662
75 MERCEDES BENZ208 (CLK-CLASS)4717,7962.6410
76 FORD MOTOR COFORD EXPLORER1,001383,3862.6109
77 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET IMPALA519199,3192.6039
78 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CORVETTE8131,1892.5971
79 DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER 300 M13853,3532.5865
80 FORD MOTOR COMERCURY SABLE23993,3012.5616
81 TOYOTACELICA15460,3682.5510
82 MAZDA62619276,4442.5116
83 ISUZUVEHICROSS28082.4752
84 NISSANINFINITI Q45104,0452.4722
85 DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP GRAND CHEROKEE741299,9882.4701
86 BMWZ3249,8572.4348
87 TOYOTACAMRY/CAMRY SOLARA1,097451,3432.4305
88 FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN LS16468,5272.3932
89 JAGUARXK8/XK8 CONVERTIBLE114,6982.3414
90 TOYOTARAV410344,6452.3071
91 TOYOTA4-RUNNER302132,2482.2836
92 DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE CARAVAN/GRAND727333,7122.1785
93 FORD MOTOR COFORD RANGER PICKUP TRUCK747346,2912.1571
94 FORD MOTOR COFORD F-150 PICKUP TRUCK318151,7912.0950
95 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET S-10 PICKUP TRUCK514246,6622.0838
96 DAIMLERCHRYSLERPLYMOUTH VOYAGER/GRAND258123,9062.0822
97 FORD MOTOR COFORD ESCORT20096,2872.0771
98 MAZDAPROTEGE16680,3462.0661
99 GENERAL MOTORSSATURN SC3316,0092.0613
100 BMW73517,1412.0419
101 TOYOTAECHO11456,6992.0106
102 HYUNDAITIBURON3215,9582.0053
103 MITSUBISHIDIAMANTE178,6291.9701
104 GENERAL MOTORSSATURN SL255130,5511.9533
105 FORD MOTOR COMERCURY COUGAR8744,9111.9372
106 DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER SEBRING COUPE2110,9101.9248
107 DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP WRANGLER17892,6721.9208
108 GENERAL MOTORSBUICK CENTURY272144,4951.8824
109 NISSANXTERRA200108,4341.8444
110 GENERAL MOTORSGMC SAFARI VAN5430,0931.7944
111 DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE DAKOTA PICKUP TRUCK322181,0111.7789
112 VOLVOS40/V406335,8171.7589
113 NISSANSENTRA12068,5871.7496
114 BMW58045,7691.7479
115 BMW315589,0261.7411
116 FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN CONTINENTAL4224,2101.7348
117 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET ASTRO VAN15589,6601.7288
118 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET TRACKER7745,0631.7087
119 HONDAPASSPORT3520,4931.7079
120 VOLVOS70/V706940,5811.7003
121 NISSANINFINITI G202313,6351.6868
122 MAZDAB SERIES PICKUP TRUCK5331,6271.6758
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123 MERCEDES BENZ203 (C-CLASS)4426,4391.6642
124 VOLVOXC2414,4891.6564
125 TOYOTATACOMA PICKUP TRUCK236142,5181.6559
126 VOLKSWAGENJETTA224137,9401.6239
127 GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC ELDORADO2213,8451.5890
128 GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC BONNEVILLE9459,3341.5843
129 ISUZUHOMBRE PICKUP TRUCK74,4491.5734
130 JAGUARXJR21,2901.5504
131 NISSANFRONTIER PICKUP TRUCK217143,3581.5137
132 MERCEDES BENZ215 (CL-CLASS)21,3381.4948
133 FORD MOTOR COMERCURY GRAND MARQUIS200135,2821.4784
134 HONDAACCORD627430,5951.4561
135 PORSCHE911117,5781.4516
136 GENERAL MOTORSGMC SONOMA PICKUP TRUCK8660,1241.4304
137 JAGUARXJ8107,0861.4112
138 VOLKSWAGENGOLF/GTI3726,8621.3774
139 AUDIA832,1891.3705
140 MERCEDES BENZ210 (E-CLASS)6446,7091.3702
141 TOYOTALEXUS LS1511,1791.3418
142 DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE VIPER21,5591.2829
143 GENERAL MOTORSSATURN LS10582,9561.2657
144 TOYOTALEXUS RX11389,4101.2638
145 GENERAL MOTORSBUICK LESABRE240190,2691.2614
146 FORD MOTOR COFORD WINDSTAR VAN291232,4031.2521
147 AUDIA42419,3041.2433
148 VOLVOS804435,8641.2269
149 SUBARUIMPREZA2117,3531.2102
150 GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC MONTANA VAN7562,6401.1973
151 MERCEDES BENZ170 (SLK-CLASS)75,8911.1883
152 TOYOTALEXUS ES5445,8851.1769
153 DAIMLERCHRYSLERPLYMOUTH PROWLER32,5761.1646
154 GENERAL MOTORSBUICK PARK AVENUE5951,3651.1486
155 VOLKSWAGENCABRIO108,8361.1317
156 NISSANINFINITI I304539,8151.1302
157 JAGUARVANDEN PLAS43,5961.1123
158 NISSANQUEST5246,8341.1103
159 HONDAACURA TL7467,2871.0998
160 GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC CATERA1715,6291.0877
161 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET VENTURE VAN107100,0411.0696
162 HONDACR-V121114,3871.0578
163 TOYOTATUNDRA PICKUP TRUCK1110,5271.0449
164 HONDAACURA RL1716,4701.0322
165 MERCEDES BENZ129 (SL-CLASS)54,8451.0320
166 SUBARUFORESTER2928,9501.0017
167 DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY9396,2980.9658
168 ISUZUAMIGO33,1990.9378
169 MAZDAMPV4750,5650.9295
170 FORD MOTOR COMERCURY VILLAGER MPV2931,4950.9208
171 GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC FUNERAL COACH11,1000.9091
172 TOYOTAAVALON98108,0250.9072
173 VOLKSWAGENNEW BEETLE8189,8190.9018
174 NISSANINFINITI QX42528,2580.8847
175 VOLKSWAGENPASSAT5967,2160.8778
176 GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE VAN3441,7050.8152
177 SAAB9-31417,9290.7809
178 GENERAL MOTORSSATURN LW1114,4180.7629
179 SAAB9-51317,1620.7575
180 TOYOTASIENNA VAN96131,4050.7306
181 TOYOTAMR245,5970.7147
182 SUBARULEGACY6597,2150.6686
183 JAGUARXKR11,5080.6631
184 GENERAL MOTORSSATURN SW69,1130.6584
185 PORSCHEBOXSTER/BOXSTER S813,5630.5898
186 HONDAS200059,2060.5431
187 MAZDAMX-5 MIATA816,1070.4967
188 FORD MOTOR COFORD CROWN VICTORIA50103,7840.4818
189 HONDAINSIGHT25,6030.3570
190 HONDAODYSSEY33122,1310.2702
191 ASTON MARTINVANTAGE VOLANTE05730.0000
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192 BMWZ802,9360.0000
193 DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER STRATUS 201310.0000
194 FIATFERRARI 36004520.0000
195 FIATFERRARI 4560820.0000
196 FIATFERRARI 55002560.0000
197 LOTUSESPRIT02000.0000
198 ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY ARNAGE04220.0000
199 ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY AZURE0930.0000
200 ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY CONTINENTAL R0230.0000
201 ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY CONTINENTAL SC030.0000
202 ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY CONTINENTAL T020.0000
203 ROLLS-ROYCEBENTLEY CORNICHE0970.0000
204 ROLLS-ROYCESILVER SERAPH01540.0000
205 TOYOTALEXUS SC08230.0000
206 VOLKSWAGENEUROVAN02,7910.0000
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: August 14, 2002.

Roger A. Saul,

Acting Associate Administrator for Safety Performance Standards.

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