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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) 2004 passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2004. The final 2004 theft data indicate a decrease in the vehicle theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2004. The final theft rate for MY 2004 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2004 (1.83 thefts per thousand vehicles) decreased by 0.54 percent from the theft rate for CY/MY 2003 (1.84 thefts per thousand vehicles) when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2003. 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 International Policy, Fuel Economy 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 2004, the most recent calendar year for which data are available.

In calculating the 2004 theft rates, NHTSA followed the same procedures it used in calculating the MY 2003 theft rates. (For 2003 theft data calculations, see 70 FR 46092, August 9, 2005). 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 2004 theft rate for each vehicle line was calculated by dividing the number of reported thefts of MY 2004 vehicles of that line stolen during calendar year 2004 by the total number of vehicles in that line manufactured for MY 2004, as reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The final 2004 theft data show a decrease in the vehicle theft rate when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2003. The final theft rate for MY 2004 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2004 decreased to 1.83 thefts per thousand vehicles produced, a decrease of 0.54 percent from the rate of 1.84 thefts per thousand vehicles experienced by MY 2003 vehicles in CY 2003. For MY 2004 vehicles, out of a total of 230 vehicle lines, 22 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 22 vehicle lines with a theft rate higher than 3.5826, 20 are passenger car lines, one is a multipurpose passenger vehicle line, and one is a light-duty truck line.

The MY 2004 theft rate reduction is consistent with the general decreasing trend of theft rates over the past eleven years as indicated by Figure 1.

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The agency believes that the theft rate reduction could be the result of several factors including the increased use of standard antitheft devices (i.e., immobilizers), vehicle partsmarking, increased and improved prosecution efforts by law enforcement organizations and, increased public awareness measures.

On Tuesday, May 2, 2006, NHTSA published the preliminary theft rates for CY 2004 passenger motor vehicles in the Federal Register (71 FR 25803). The agency tentatively ranked each of the MY 2004 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 used written comments to make the necessary adjustments to its data.

The agency received a written comment from Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VW). In its comments, VW informed the agency that the Lamborghini Gallardo and the Lamborghini L-140/141 are the same vehicle. The vehicles had been erroneously listed as two entries. The correct production volume and number of thefts were correctly reported under the Gallardo entry. Therefore, the L-140/141 entry has been deleted. Additionally, VW commented that the Lamborghini L-147/148 entry should be correctly listed as the Lamborghini Murcielago. The final theft data have been revised to reflect these changes. Volkswagen also informed the agency that Rolls Royce was incorrectly listed as the manufacturer for the Arnage and Continental entries. The final theft data have been revised to reflect that Bentley is the manufacturer for the Arnage and the Continental vehicles.

The following list represents NHTSA's final calculation of theft rates for all 2004 passenger motor vehicle lines. This list is intended to inform the public of calendar year 2004 motor vehicle thefts of model year 2004 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 2004 Passenger Motor Vehicles Stolen in Calendar Year 2004

ManufacturerMake/model (line)Thefts 2004Production (Mfr's) 20042004 Theft rate (per 1,000 vehicles produced)
1. DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE INTREPID66267,2899.8382
2. TOYOTATUNDRA PICKUP13514,6609.2087
3. DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE STRATUS1,047140,2487.4653
4. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER SEBRING52590,8975.7758
5. HONDAACURA NSX11985.0505
6. GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE ALERO34669,5344.9760
7. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MALIBU CLASSIC46498,0254.7335
8. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER CONCORDE1082,8794.7205
9. MITSUBISHIDIAMANTE194,1354.5949
10 SUBARUIMPREZA1778,8064.5612
11. MITSUBISHIMONTERO SPORT245,4144.4330
12. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MONTE CARLO26862,3914.2955
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13. DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE NEON498117,6014.2347
14. MITSUBISHIECLIPSE7417,6824.1850
15. NISSANSENTRA504122,2084.1241
16. FORD MOTOR CO.FORD MUSTANG541135,7343.9857
17. NISSANINFINITI Q4541,0063.9761
18. KIARIO14537,5993.8565
19. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE24864,4423.8484
20. MITSUBISHIGALANT16542,9023.8460
21. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GRAND AM639171,9253.7167
22. HYUNDAIACCENT1552,8633.6162
23. MITSUBISHILANCER14042,7763.2729
24. MITSUBISHIENDEAVOR17756,0303.1590
25. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC SUNFIRE11436,1763.1513
26. NISSANALTIMA27388,3483.0901
27. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CAVALIER658215,2753.0566
28. TOYOTASCION XB7325,0982.9086
29. KIAOPTIMA18666,3972.8013
30. FORD MOTOR CO.FORD FOCUS302109,0502.7694
31. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET IMPALA743269,7332.7546
32. SUZUKIVERONA4416,4782.6702
33. BMW74316,2452.6470
34. GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC SEVILLE166,2222.5715
35. ISUZURODEO4316,8632.5500
36. NISSANMAXIMA301119,1462.5263
37. TOYOTACELICA218,4832.4755
38. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER PT CRUISER255104,5582.4388
39. BMWM3218,6322.4328
40. KIAAMANTI469,3632.3757
41. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC AZTEK4920,8542.3497
42. FORD MOTOR CO.FORD TAURUS477203,1262.3483
43. MAZDA617675,8432.3206
44. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET BLAZER S10/T1011650,8552.2810
45. SUZUKIFORENZA5725,0322.2771
46. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GRAND PRIX408179,5562.2723
47. FORD MOTOR CO.LINCOLN TOWN CAR12555,2272.2634
48. FORD MOTOR CO.LINCOLN LS6629,3442.2492
49. SUZUKIAERIO3716,4592.2480
50. MITSUBISHIOUTLANDER5022,3362.2385
51. TOYOTACOROLLA602272,3012.2108
52. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CORVETTE7433,5012.2089
53. KIASPECTRA9644,3222.1660
54. NISSAN350Z8740,2552.1612
55. TOYOTALEXUS GS219,7562.1525
56. FORD MOTOR CO.MERCURY SABLE9042,2362.1309
57. TOYOTALEXUS IS2411,3082.1224
58. FERRARI36029502.1053
59. MERCEDES-BENZ170 (SLK-CLASS)83,8362.0855
60. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER PACIFICA19298,3401.9524
61. DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP GRAND CHEROKEE617317,3811.9440
62. HONDAACURA RSX3920,2801.9231
63. DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE DAKOTA PICKUP6232,3551.9162
64. FORD MOTOR CO.FORD CROWN VICTORIA6332,9771.9104
65. DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE CARAVAN/GRAND CARAVAN16284,9651.9067
66. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC BONNEVILLE4021,1631.8901
67. HYUNDAIELANTRA196103,7871.8885
68. BMW6115,8701.8739
69. JAGUARXJR42,1791.8357
70. GENERAL MOTORSGMC CANYON PICKUP3921,4021.8223
71. MAZDARX-86435,1471.8209
72. GENERAL MOTORSBUICK RENDEZVOUS12368,0431.8077
73. JAGUARXKR15571.7953
74. DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP LIBERTY305173,1281.7617
75. FORD MOTOR CO.FORD EXPLORER515294,6221.7480
76. VOLKSWAGENPHAETON42,3261.7197
77. MERCEDES-BENZ129 (SL-CLASS)2011,9281.6767
78. NISSANINFINITI FX354426,5311.6584
79. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER 300M3420,8361.6318
80. TOYOTATACOMA PICKUP259159,3481.6254
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81. VOLKSWAGENR3285,0171.5946
82. NISSANINFINITI G3513987,7801.5835
83. HYUNDAITIBURON3320,9771.5732
84. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET TRACKER2415,2761.5711
85. HYUNDAISONATA158101,7741.5525
86. MERCEDES-BENZ208 (CLK-CLASS)3120,0131.5490
87. GENERAL MOTORSBUICK CENTURY8454,7061.5355
88. GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC DEVILLE11173,2741.5149
89. FORD MOTOR CO.FORD THUNDERBIRD1912,5771.5107
90. TOYOTAMATRIX9160,3111.5088
91. VOLVOS403422,6161.5034
92. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER308209,3481.4712
93. HONDAS2000117,5111.4645
94. DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE VIPER32,0651.4528
95. DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP WRANGLER13291,6311.4406
96. LAMBORGHINIGALLARDO16971.4347
97. TOYOTACAMRY/SOLARA532373,2681.4252
98. TOYOTALEXUS SC149,9051.4134
99. MAZDAMX-5 MIATA128,6201.3921
100. GENERAL MOTORSGMC ENVOY11483,0131.3733
101. MAZDA310475,9151.3700
102. JAGUARXJ81511,0481.3577
103. GENERAL MOTORSGMC SAFARI VAN64,4281.3550
104. VOLVOV4042,9631.3500
105. HONDACIVIC390289,3471.3479
106. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET ASTRO VAN2820,8921.3402
107. JAGUARS-TYPE107,4691.3389
108. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET AVEO9268,7411.3384
109. KIASORENTO6347,4041.3290
110. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MALIBU12796,6051.3146
111. FORD MOTOR CO.FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC7960,1661.3130
112. NISSANFRONTIER PICKUP10077,0791.2974
113. GENERAL MOTORSBUICK PARK AVENUE2216,9851.2953
114. SUZUKIVITARA/GRAND VITARA4434,2271.2855
115. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER CROSSFIRE2217,3451.2684
116. AUDIA4/A4 QUATTRO/S4/S4 AVANT5946,6601.2645
117. GENERAL MOTORSBUICK REGAL2418,9831.2643
118. FORD MOTOR CO.FORD ESCAPE133106,3091.2511
119. MERCEDES-BENZ203 (C-CLASS)6451,6301.2396
120. TOYOTASCION XA1814,7531.2201
121. NISSANINFINITI QX561512,2961.2199
122. JAGUARX-TYPE3024,6931.2149
123. VOLVOS605041,8041.1961
124. ISUZUAXIOM43,3471.1951
125. HONDAACCORD448376,6801.1893
126. NISSANINFINITI M4521,6871.1855
127. VOLKSWAGENJETTA10992,9791.1723
128. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET COLORADO10993,4111.1669
129. FORD MOTOR CO.MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS10489,1301.1668
130. GENERAL MOTORSSATURN ION141121,1091.1642
131. MAZDAMPV VAN2622,3461.1635
132. VOLVOS802319,8021.1615
133. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC MONTANA VAN3530,2771.1560
134. HYUNDAIXG3002724,2621.1129
135. TOYOTA4RUNNER135122,0341.1062
136. MERCEDES-BENZ220 (S-CLASS)1816,4161.0965
137. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GTO1312,0441.0794
138. HONDAACURA TSX5046,4941.0754
139. ISUZUASCENDER87,4551.0731
140. NISSANXTERRA9084,4781.0654
141. PORSCHE911109,5461.0476
142. AUDIA887,6541.0452
143. LAND ROVERFREELANDER54,7951.0428
144. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC VIBE6562,3651.0423
145. BMW3106103,0921.0282
146. FORD MOTOR CO.MERCURY MOUNTAINEER5250,5801.0281
147. VOLKSWAGENGOLF/GTI2020,0430.9979
148. FORD MOTOR CO.FORD FREESTAR104105,2800.9878
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149. TOYOTAMR2 SPYDER11,0230.9775
150. GENERAL MOTORSBUICK LESABRE117119,7420.9771
151. MERCEDES-BENZ215 (CL-CLASS)22,1250.9412
152. KIASEDONA VAN5053,1400.9409
153. BMW54548,0090.9373
154. PORSCHEBOXSTER44,4170.9056
155. HONDAACURA 3.2 TL6775,0260.8930
156. TOYOTALEXUS LS2831,8810.8783
157. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY (MPV)4956,3610.8694
158. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET VENTURE VAN6676,7770.8596
159. NISSANMURANO5564,2800.8556
160. MERCEDES-BENZ210 (E-CLASS)3945,6020.8552
161. HONDAACURA 3.5 RL78,3410.8392
162. BMWZ41113,1710.8352
163. MAZDATRIBUTE2530,5240.8190
164. NISSANPATHFINDER2328,3870.8102
165. TOYOTARAV46277,6430.7985
166. FORD MOTOR CO.FORD RANGER PICKUP136172,5660.7881
167. GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC SRX2430,8110.7789
168. GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC XLR33,8570.7778
169. GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC CTS4355,9840.7681
170. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET S10/T10 PICKUP912,1110.7431
171. GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE VAN79,4200.7431
172. HONDAACURA MDX4562,3970.7212
173. GENERAL MOTORSSATURN LS1318,1850.7149
174. AUDIALLROAD QUATTRO45,6750.7048
175. TOYOTAECHO45,6970.7021
176. TOYOTALEXUS RX101146,4310.6897
177. VOLKSWAGENPASSAT4870,8780.6772
178. VOLKSWAGENNEW BEETLE3044,8960.6682
179. TOYOTAHIGHLANDER82123,7260.6628
180. HYUNDAISANTA FE86130,3850.6596
181. VOLVOC7057,7310.6467
182. TOYOTALEXUS ES4570,7740.6358
183. AUDIA6/A6 QUATTRO/S6/S6 AVANT1015,8850.6295
184. GENERAL MOTORSGMC SONOMA PICKUP23,1900.6270
185. NISSANQUEST VAN4063,9300.6257
186. MAZDAB SERIES PICKUP69,7660.6144
187. HONDAELEMENT3456,0020.6071
188. BMWX32033,5860.5955
189. VOLVOXC903153,3230.5814
190. TOYOTALEXUS GX2543,7890.5709
191. JAGUARVANDEN PLAS/SUPER V823,7120.5388
192. NISSANINFINITI FX4523,7620.5316
193. HONDAODYSSEY VAN66132,9190.4965
194. TOYOTAAVALON2550,6630.4935
195. TOYOTASIENNA VAN106220,3140.4811
196. NISSANINFINITI I35612,8400.4673
197. SUBARULEGACY/OUTBACK2861,1600.4578
198. VOLVOV70715,3350.4565
199. GENERAL MOTORSSATURN VUE4292,5360.4539
200. SUBARUBAJA12,2080.4529
201. GENERAL MOTORSSATURN LW12,2260.4492
202. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MALIBU MAXX1635,7600.4474
203. HONDACR-V65153,5620.4233
204. TOYOTAPRIUS2047,9700.4169
205. HONDAPILOT50135,5910.3688
206. VOLVOXC70924,5280.3669
207. BMWMINI COOPER1131,1260.3534
208. SUBARUFORESTER2262,7330.3507
209. AUDITT25,8890.3396
210. SAAB9-31029,5340.3386
211. GENERAL MOTORSOLDSMOBILE BRAVADA13,4750.2878
212. SAAB9-5210,1010.1980
213. GENERAL MOTORSBUICK RAINIER428,9870.1380
214. FORD MOTOR CO.MERCURY MONTEREY220,6320.0969
215. ASTON MARTINVANQUISH0790.0000
216. FERRARI575M01270.0000
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217. FERRARICHALLENGE03280.0000
218. FORD MOTOR CO.MERCURY MARAUDER03,1770.0000
219. GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC FUNERAL COACH/HEARSE09730.0000
220. GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC LIMOUSINE07780.0000
221. HONDAINSIGHT05430.0000
222. JAGUARXK809810.0000
223. LAMBORGHINIMURCIELAGO01210.0000
224. LOTUSESPRIT0390.0000
225. MASERATICOUPE/SPYDER07930.0000
226. QUANTUM TECH.CHEVROLET CAVALIER03910.0000
227. BENTLEYARNAGE01650.0000
228. BENTLEYCONTINENTAL07370.0000
229. ROLLS ROYCEPHANTOM04890.0000
230. SAAB9-7X01,9980.0000
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Issued on: September 29, 2006.

Stephen R. Kratzke,

Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.

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