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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) 2005 including theft rates for existing passenger motor vehicle lines manufactured in model year (MY) 2005. The preliminary theft data indicate that the vehicle theft rate for CY/MY 2005 vehicles (1.85 thefts per thousand vehicles) increased by 1.1 percent from the theft rate for CY/MY 2004 vehicles (1.83 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 December 14, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments (identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA-2007-28874) by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
  • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
  • Fax: 202-493-2251.

Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public Participation heading of Start Printed Page 58269the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below.

Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://DocketInfo.dot.gov.

Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov. or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Carlita Ballard, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Ballard's telephone number is (202) 366-0846. Her fax number is (202) 493-2990.

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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 § 33104(b)(4) mandate, this document reports the preliminary theft data for CY 2005 the most recent calendar year for which data are available.

In calculating the 2005 theft rates, NHTSA followed the same procedures it used in calculating the MY 2004 theft rates. (For 2004 theft data calculations, see 71 FR 59400, October 10, 2006.) 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 2005 theft rate for each vehicle line was calculated by dividing the number of reported thefts of MY 2005 vehicles of that line stolen during calendar year 2005, by the total number of vehicles in that line manufactured for MY 2005, as reported by manufacturers to the Environmental Protection Agency.

The preliminary 2005 theft data show an increase in the vehicle theft rate when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2004. The preliminary theft rate for MY 2005 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2005 increased to 1.85 thefts per thousand vehicles produced, an increase of 1.1 percent from the rate of 1.83 thefts per thousand vehicles experienced by MY 2004 vehicles in CY 2004. For MY 2005 vehicles, out of a total of 233 vehicle lines, 24 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 24 vehicle lines with a theft rate higher than 3.5826, 21 are passenger car lines, two are multipurpose passenger vehicle lines, and one is a light-duty truck line.

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In Table I, NHTSA has tentatively ranked each of the MY 2005 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 part 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 receiving the comments, the docket supervisor will return the postcard by mail.

Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov.

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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 Model Year 2005 Passenger Motor Vehicles Stolen in Calendar Year 2005

Manufacturer   Make/model (line)Thefts 2005Production (mfr's) 20052005 Theft rate (per 1,000 vehicles produced)
1TOYOTATOYOTA TUNDRA PICKUP26514,19418.6699
2SUZUKIAERIO7711,8046.5232
3KIARIO15626,3285.9253
4MERCEDES BENZ215 (CL-CLASS)91,6015.6215
5JAGUARXKR47485.3476
6GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MONTE CARLO18835,8765.2403
7MITSUBISHIGALANT15028,8085.2069
8DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE NEON783154,2315.0768
9DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE MAGNUM38779,2544.8830
10DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER SEBRING24249,8924.8505
11DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE STRATUS45294,7354.7712
12KIAOPTIMA14531,3624.6234
13MITSUBISHILANCER14131,2264.5155
14NISSANSENTRA519116,3544.4605
15GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MALIBU908212,4004.2750
16TOYOTATOYOTA ECHO4310,5404.0797
17GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GRAND AM24861,5024.0324
18TOYOTALEXUS GS123,0043.9947
19SUZUKIFORENZA12933,3873.8638
20NISSANINFINITI FX4571,8503.7838
21GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CAVALIER35195,8383.6624
22HONDAACURA RSX6919,1353.6060
23KIASPECTRA19153,0273.6019
24HONDAS2000328,9213.5870
25MASERATISPYDER/F112893.4602
26GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC SUNFIRE13238,2393.4520
27DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE11433,4983.4032
28SUZUKIVITARA/GRAND VITARA8124,5423.3005
29TOYOTATOYOTA MR2 SPYDER39123.2895
30TOYOTALEXUS IS206,3433.1531
31DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER 300499158,5453.1474
32SUZUKIVERONA237,4093.1043
33HYUNDAIACCENT15851,1213.0907
34GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET AVEO19664,2503.0506
35HYUNDAITIBURON4615,1003.0464
36GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET IMPALA701230,6333.0395
37NISSAN350Z8227,1463.0207
38MITSUBISHIECLIPSE258,4712.9512
39FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN LS6421,7432.9435
40GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET COBALT410140,9752.9083
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41NISSANINFINITI QX563612,6662.8423
42NISSANMAXIMA20973,9312.8270
43NISSANALTIMA1,035368,7792.8066
44MAZDA619168,2522.7985
45SUZUKIRENO165,7362.7894
46TOYOTASCION XB18767,3962.7746
47SUBARUIMPREZA10338,3902.6830
48GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GRAND PRIX284107,9722.6303
49FORD MOTOR COFORD TAURUS527201,8262.6112
50FORD MOTOR COFORD FOCUS637245,7802.5917
51TOYOTATOYOTA CELICA114,2582.5834
52BMWM3145,4712.5589
53GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GTO2811,0652.5305
54ROLLS ROYCEPHANTOM13992.5063
55FORD MOTOR COFORD MUSTANG362145,5992.4863
56MITSUBISHIOUTLANDER3614,9832.4027
57GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET BLAZER S10/T10125,0182.3914
58NISSANINFINITI FX357230,1722.3863
59DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP WRANGLER17874,7062.3827
60GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC XLR93,8282.3511
61BMW62510,6362.3505
62TOYOTATOYOTA COROLLA864368,7442.3431
63TOYOTASCION TC14662,3212.3427
64NISSANFRONTIER PICKUP14662,7992.3249
65MITSUBISHIENDEAVOR4620,8712.2040
66HYUNDAISONATA17579,7812.1935
67MAZDAB SERIES PICKUP125,6862.1104
68HYUNDAIELANTRA277132,4952.0906
69MITSUBISHIMONTERO83,8292.0893
70GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC G612862,4812.0486
71NISSANXTERRA11355,1792.0479
72KIASEDONA VAN15676,5272.0385
73FORD MOTOR COFORD RANGER PICKUP209103,7232.0150
74VOLKSWAGENGOLF/GTI2914,4472.0073
75HONDACIVIC577288,9171.9971
76KIASORENTO11457,2721.9905
77MERCEDES BENZ203 (C-CLASS)13970,8181.9628
78HONDAACURA TSX7035,8361.9533
79ISUZUASCENDER147,2191.9393
80MAZDARX-83417,6081.9309
81KIAAMANTI4322,8581.8812
82TOYOTASCION XA6032,1321.8673
83TOYOTATOYOTA TACOMA PICKUP283151,7761.8646
84JAGUARXJ8/XJ8L84,3301.8476
85NISSANINFINITI G3512065,2271.8397
86JAGUARS-TYPE2513,6291.8343
87MAZDA315886,1841.8333
88DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER PT CRUISER240133,3351.8000
89TOYOTALEXUS SC169,0191.7740
90NISSANINFINITI Q4531,7121.7523
91NISSANPATHFINDER14382,6671.7298
92MERCEDES BENZ208 (CLK-CLASS)3721,7241.7032
93SUBARUBAJA148,2441.6982
94AUDIA4/A4 QUATTRO/S4/S4 AVANT8047,4701.6853
95GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER311184,6711.6841
96TOYOTATOYOTA CAMRY/SOLARA732437,1731.6744
97NISSANQUEST VAN6035,9131.6707
98GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC AZTEK1710,1971.6672
99DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP GRAND CHEROKEE356214,7141.6580
100MERCEDES BENZ170 (SLK-CLASS)1710,3101.6489
101GENERAL MOTORSBUICK CENTURY6540,0511.6229
102FORD MOTOR COFORD EXPLORER317196,7401.6113
103FORD MOTOR COMERCURY SABLE5836,1341.6051
104SAAB9-2X95,7131.5754
105HONDAACCORD576371,9401.5486
106FORD MOTOR COFORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC8353,6401.5474
107HONDAACURA 3.2 TL12582,4971.5152
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108GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET COLORADO206136,9941.5037
109BMW38858,5541.5029
110BMW54228,3461.4817
111FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MOUNTAINEER4832,4161.4808
112GENERAL MOTORSSATURN ION10471,0211.4644
113DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER CROSSFIRE3624,6791.4587
114GENERAL MOTORSGMC ENVOY10270,1051.4550
115KIASPORTAGE3524,3511.4373
116GENERAL MOTORSGMC CANYON PICKUP5639,1491.4304
117FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN TOWN CAR6746,8531.4300
118MERCEDES BENZ129 (SL-CLASS)1510,5861.4170
119NISSANMURANO10272,4821.4072
120TOYOTATOYOTA MATRIX9972,7191.3614
121HYUNDAISANTA FE10073,9791.3517
122HYUNDAIXG3002720,0991.3434
123GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC VIBE9571,3571.3313
124GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC DEVILLE7657,2461.3276
125VOLKSWAGENJETTA11687,7101.3225
126AUDIA875,3361.3118
127VOLKSWAGENPHAETON17681.3021
128MAZDATRIBUTE6852,2671.3010
129JAGUARVANDEN PLAS/SUPER V843,0751.3008
130FORD MOTOR COFORD CROWN VICTORIA2418,7541.2797
131FORD MOTOR COFORD FREESTAR VAN9272,6901.2656
132GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET ASTRO VAN2923,4391.2373
133DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER PACIFICA146118,3291.2338
134GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC BONNEVILLE2621,5191.2082
135GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC CTS7461,3231.2067
136BMW797,4951.2008
137DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE CARAVAN/GRAND CARAVAN440367,4391.1975
138TOYOTATOYOTA 4RUNNER127106,8101.1890
139DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE VIPER21,6921.1820
140HYUNDAITUCSON7161,3461.1574
141ASTON MARTINDB918741.1442
142GENERAL MOTORSGMC SAFARI VAN54,4411.1259
143FORD MOTOR COFORD FIVE HUNDRED10997,6891.1158
144VOLVOV7098,0701.1152
145MERCEDES BENZ220 (S-CLASS)1311,8311.0988
146FORD MOTOR COFORD THUNDERBIRD109,1891.0883
147BMWX33128,6571.0818
148TOYOTALEXUS LS3129,0491.0672
149GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET EQUINOX192183,7581.0449
150FORD MOTOR COFORD ESCAPE252243,6581.0342
151DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP LIBERTY178173,1101.0282
152TOYOTALEXUS ES8380,7351.0281
153TOYOTALEXUS GX2827,2601.0271
154TOYOTATOYOTA AVALON5957,5771.0247
155GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CORVETTE3433,8101.0056
156GENERAL MOTORSBUICK LESABRE105105,9850.9907
157TOYOTALEXUS RX9496,1400.9777
158PORSCHEBOXSTER66,1420.9769
159GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET VENTURE VAN2425,3410.9471
160ROLLS ROYCEBENTLEY CONTINENTAL33,1760.9446
161VOLVOS402425,7220.9331
162TOYOTATOYOTA RAV47582,0370.9142
163BMWZ41011,0790.9026
164HONDAELEMENT4752,4400.8963
165FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MARINER2932,7340.8859
166GENERAL MOTORSSATURN LS66,7900.8837
167FORD MOTOR COMERCURY GRAND MARQUIS6169,8620.8731
168TOYOTATOYOTA HIGHLANDER113130,1460.8683
169GENERAL MOTORSBUICK PARK AVENUE89,2820.8619
170GENERAL MOTORSSATURN VUE5665,1050.8601
171VOLKSWAGENPASSAT3035,1490.8535
172PORSCHE91178,3910.8342
173GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC STS3137,2260.8328
174TOYOTATOYOTA SIENNA VAN144172,9990.8324
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175GENERAL MOTORSBUICK LACROSSE/ALLURE6881,8940.8303
176LAND ROVERFREELANDER22,4410.8193
177MAZDAMPV VAN1518,9020.7936
178HONDAACURA 3.5 RL1721,5260.7897
179VOLKSWAGENNEW BEETLE2734,4100.7847
180AUDIA6/A6 QUATTRO/S6/S6 AVANT1215,4320.7776
181DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY195253,1620.7703
182GENERAL MOTORSBUICK RENDEZVOUS4254,7750.7668
183VOLVOXC903343,2130.7637
184FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MONTEREY VAN56,7030.7459
185MERCEDES BENZ210 (E-CLASS)3040,4450.7417
186VOLVOS80810,9180.7327
187GENERAL MOTORSBUICK RAINIER1013,6480.7327
188VOLVOS601523,0290.6514
189BMWMINI COOPER3047,4440.6323
190HONDACR-V88144,4720.6091
191SAAB9-31321,4330.6065
192LOTUSELISE23,3200.6024
193SUBARULEGACY/OUTBACK2134,9440.6010
194AUDIALLROAD QUATTRO23,4200.5848
195HONDAACURA MDX3560,2870.5806
196HONDAPILOT81142,1180.5699
197GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET UPLANDER VAN3052,7130.5691
198GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC SRX1323,4980.5532
199FORD MOTOR COFORD FREESTYLE4075,6430.5288
200HONDAODYSSEY VAN85161,7420.5255
201FORD MOTOR COFORD GT11,9070.5244
202SAAB9-7X11,9990.5003
203MAZDAMX-5 MIATA24,1350.4837
204SUBARUFORESTER2450,9420.4711
205FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MONTEGO1328,5170.4559
206GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC MONTANA VAN1431,5830.4433
207TOYOTATOYOTA PRIUS46121,0200.3801
208SUBARUOUTBACK2979,9800.3626
209JAGUARX-TYPE411,2990.3540
210GENERAL MOTORSSATURN RELAY617,7940.3372
211SAAB9-526,1370.3259
212VOLVOV5026,9090.2895
213GENERAL MOTORSBUICK TERRAZA VAN219,8480.1008
214MASERATIGRANSPORT04900.0000
215MASERATIQUATTROPORTE01,3110.0000
216HONDAACURA NSX02490.0000
217ASTON MARTINVANQUISH01650.0000
218AUDITT03,3750.0000
219ROLLS ROYCEBENTLEY ARNAGE03610.0000
220GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC FUNERAL COACH/HEARSE08540.0000
221GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC LIMOUSINE04720.0000
222FERRARIMARANELLO/F102350.0000
223FERRARISCAGLIETTI/F102280.0000
224FERRARISPIDER/F101,0930.0000
225GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CLASSIC083,0600.0000
226GENERAL MOTORSGMC K25000510.0000
227HONDAINSIGHT05910.0000
228JAGUARXJR07410.0000
229JAGUARXK801,7600.0000
230NISSANARMADA034,8030.0000
231NISSANTITAN077,6280.0000
232SPYKERC8070.0000
233VOLVOXC70014,8060.0000
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Issued on: October 5, 2007.

Stephen R. Kratzke,

Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.

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