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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) 2006 passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2006. The final 2006 theft data indicated an increase in the vehicle theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2006. The final theft rate for MY 2006 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2006 is 2.08 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Deborah Mazyck, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Mazyck'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 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 2006, the most recent calendar year for which data are available.

In calculating the 2006 theft rates, NHTSA followed the same procedures it used in calculating the MY 2005 theft rates. (For 2005 theft data calculations, see 73 FR 13150, March 12, 2008). 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 2006 theft rate for each vehicle line was calculated by dividing the number of reported thefts of MY 2006 vehicles of that line stolen during calendar year 2006 by the total number of vehicles in that line manufactured for MY 2006, as reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The final 2006 theft data show an increase in the vehicle theft rate when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2005. The final theft rate for MY 2006 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2006 increased to 2.08 thefts per thousand vehicles produced, an increase of 12.4 percent from the rate of 1.85 thefts per thousand vehicles experienced by MY 2005 vehicles in CY 2005. NHTSA is not overly concerned about this increase in the overall theft rate. The data has shown an overall decreasing trend in theft rates since CY 1993, with periods of increase from one year to the next. As explained in the publication of preliminary theft data, if the final data, for calendar year/model year (CY/MY) 2006 showed a second year of increase, the agency would explore what could be the possible causes for these elevations. The agency also welcomed comments on the cause for this increase but no comments were received. Therefore, as indicated by the publication of preliminary theft rate data, the agency will continue to monitor this theft rate pattern and explore the possible reasons for the elevation in theft rates experienced during MY/CY 2005-2006.

For MY 2006 vehicles, out of a total of 223 vehicle lines, 19 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 19 vehicle lines with a theft rate higher than 3.5826, 18 are passenger car lines, one is a multipurpose passenger vehicle lines, and none are light-duty truck lines.

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On Monday, July 14, 2008, NHTSA published the preliminary theft rates for CY 2006 passenger motor vehicles in the Federal Register (73 FR 40278). The agency tentatively ranked each of the MY 2006 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. As a result of the adjustments, some of the final theft rates and rankings of vehicle lines changed from those published in the July 2008 notice.

The agency received a written comment from Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VW). In its comments, VW informed the agency that the listing did not include the Volkswagen Touareg vehicle line. In response to this comment, the agency notes the Touareg vehicle line has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) over 6,000 pounds, therefore, since the scope of the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard only includes vehicles with a GVWR of 6,000 pounds or less, the Volkswagen Touareg will not be included on the listing. VW also informed the agency that the entries for the Volkswagen Bentley Arnage and the Volkswagen Bentley Continental were listed with incorrect manufacturer designations. The final theft data has been revised to reflect that Bentley Motors is the manufacturer for the Arnage and the Continental vehicles. Additionally, VW noted errors in the ranking order of some of the vehicle lines having 0.0000 theft rates. As a result of this error, the final theft data has been revised to correct the ranking order of those vehicle lines having a 0.0000 theft rate. VW also informed the agency that the production volume listed for the Audi TT vehicle line was incorrect. After further review of the final production volumes VW reported to the EPA, the production volume for the Audi TT has been corrected and the final theft list has been revised accordingly. As a result of the correction, the Audi TT previously ranked No. 203 with a theft rate of 0.0000 is now ranked No. 204 with a theft rate of 0.0000.

Further reanalysis of the theft rate data revealed that the Jaguar Vanden Plas/Super V8 entry was inadvertently listed as two entries with different production volumes. The entry for Jaguar Vanden Plas/Super V8 has been corrected to list the as one entry and the production volumes have been combined. As a result of this correction, the final theft data has been revised accordingly.

The following list represents NHTSA's final calculation of theft rates for all 2006 passenger motor vehicle lines. This list is intended to inform the public of calendar year 2006 motor vehicle thefts of model year 2006 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 2006 Passenger Motor Vehicles Stolen in Calendar Year 2006

ManufacturerMake/model (line)Thefts 2006Production (Mfr's) 20062006 Theft rate (per 1,000 vehicles produced)
1. DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE MAGNUM407465018.7525
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2. DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE CHARGER9631308927.3572
3. DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE STRATUS569799987.1127
4. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GRAND PRIX8021164586.8866
5. LAMBORGHINIMURCIELAGO11596.2893
6. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MONTE CARLO239381366.2670
7. ROLLS ROYCEPHANTOM23395.8997
8. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER SEBRING250431155.7984
9. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE150276855.4181
10. HONDAACURA RSX69151114.5662
11. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER 3009912177544.5510
12. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC G67161703944.2020
13. MITSUBISHIGALANT118281014.1991
14. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MALIBU7401772624.1746
15. SUZUKIFORENZA175425504.1128
16. FORD MOTOR COFORD TAURUS6381568824.0668
17. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET IMPALA10442628233.9723
18. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET COBALT8442295763.6763
19. NISSANSENTRA5001363513.6670
20. KIAAMANTI2981333.5657
21. HYUNDAISONATA6051707833.5425
22. MERCEDES-BENZ215 (CL-CLASS)79224113.5251
23. MITSUBISHIENDEAVOR51145463.5061
24. SUZUKIVERONA720003.5000
25. HONDAHONDA CIVIC3621039813.4814
26. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER PT CRUISER4571319603.4632
27. DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP GRAND CHEROKEE303883833.4283
28. BMWM31543943.4137
29. FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN LS2984993.4122
30. NISSANMAXIMA210636633.2986
31. NISSAN350Z100306403.2637
32. FORD MOTOR COFORD FOCUS4361359293.2076
33. FORD MOTOR COFORD CROWN VICTORIA35109553.1949
34. HYUNDAIACCENT59186853.1576
35. KIAOPTIMA143458593.1183
36. MAZDA6190673272.8220
37. FORD MOTOR COFORD MUSTANG4311539772.7991
38. SUZUKIRENO2279002.7848
39. MITSUBISHILANCER121437502.7657
40. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET AVEO142513532.7652
41. BMW777280122.7488
42. SUBARULEGACY/OUTBACK59216962.7194
43. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER PACIFICA224824512.7168
44. MITSUBISHIECLIPSE79295822.6705
45. KIARIO91341032.6684
46. GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC DTS173653352.6479
47. BMWM51143092.5528
48. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER3731485222.5114
49. FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN TOWN CAR97403172.4059
50. TOYOTASCION TC189805762.3456
51. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET HHR2671139672.3428
52. KIASPECTRA184791522.3246
53. TOYOTALEXUS LS40172202.3229
54. SUZUKIVITARA/GRAND VITARA107462232.3149
55. GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC CTS125550662.2700
56. GENERAL MOTORSBUICK RAINIER26115032.2603
57. NISSANALTIMA6482940152.2040
58. ISUZUI SERIES PICKUP1045462.1997
59. BMW61778932.1538
60. TOYOTALEXUS SC1570082.1404
61. LOTUSELISE314242.1067
62. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC MONTANA VAN44209842.0968
63. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC GTO29138572.0928
64. KIASORENTO116555152.0895
65. TOYOTATOYOTA CAMRY/SOLARA5172526902.0460
66. JAGUARS-TYPE1468552.0423
67. AUDIA81154042.0355
68. BMWM629902.0202
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69. DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP WRANGLER155779761.9878
70. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET UPLANDER VAN122625211.9513
71. TOYOTATOYOTA COROLLA6533368711.9384
72. GENERAL MOTORSSATURN ION186962271.9329
73. GENERAL MOTORSBUICK RENDEZVOUS96506491.8954
74. VOLVOS801475671.8501
75. DAIMLERCHRYSLERJEEP LIBERTY2661468971.8108
76. NISSANINFINITI G35107594421.8001
77. TOYOTALEXUS GS92512211.7961
78. HYUNDAITIBURON41229591.7858
79. NISSANINFINITI FX45316931.7720
80. GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC XLR739631.7663
81. HONDAHONDA S20001056661.7649
82. AUDIA6/A6 QUATTRO/S6/S6 AVANT32181431.7638
83. DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE CARAVAN/GRAND CARAVAN4162359601.7630
84. HYUNDAIELANTRA174991261.7553
85. FORD MOTOR COFORD FUSION2171253351.7314
86. MAZDA535203281.7218
87. JAGUARX-TYPE1059941.6683
88. NISSANQUEST VAN42253781.6550
89. FORD MOTOR COFORD FREESTAR VAN84511431.6425
90. MERCEDES-BENZ203 (C-CLASS)89544921.6333
91. FORD MOTOR COFORD FIVE HUNDRED134830311.6139
92. HUMMERH3116722271.6060
93. MAZDARX-81064151.5588
94. MERCEDES-BENZ220 (S-CLASS)22144721.5202
95. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC VIBE77511681.5048
96. FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MOUNTAINEER46306761.4995
97. NISSANFRONTIER PICKUP112751121.4911
98. TOYOTASCION XB125872191.4332
99. GENERAL MOTORSBUICK LACROSSE/ALLURE107760291.4074
100. JAGUARXKR17131.4025
101. TOYOTATOYOTA TUNDRA PICKUP36257641.3973
102. GENERAL MOTORSGMC ENVOY68487451.3950
103. VOLVOS6030217341.3803
104. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET EQUINOX1701241231.3696
105. JAGUARXK8214631.3671
106. VOLKSWAGENPASSAT85630191.3488
107. NISSANMURANO105778521.3487
108. NISSANPATHFINDER100742191.3474
109. BMW562465631.3315
110. FORD MOTOR COFORD RANGER PICKUP110837371.3136
111. MAZDA3125954201.3100
112. NISSANXTERRA78599881.3003
113. MAZDAMPV VAN13100541.2930
114. FORD MOTOR COMERCURY GRAND MARQUIS64495781.2909
115. VOLKSWAGENGOLF/RABBIT/GTI24188061.2762
116. MITSUBISHIOUTLANDER13101901.2758
117. FORD MOTOR COFORD ESCAPE1941521251.2753
118. TOYOTATOYOTA MATRIX70562911.2435
119. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET COLORADO PICKUP1291046751.2324
120. HONDAHONDA ACCORD3913287801.1892
121. TOYOTATOYOTA TACOMA PICKUP2211957001.1293
122. HONDAACURA TSX44404801.0870
123. GENERAL MOTORSGMC CANYON PICKUP29267441.0844
124. GENERAL MOTORSSATURN VUE103951781.0822
125. AUDIA3/A3 QUATTRO12111621.0751
126. MAZDATRIBUTE35335651.0428
127. TOYOTALEXUS ES32307351.0412
128. MERCEDES-BENZ129 (SL-CLASS)767311.0400
129. FORD MOTOR COFORD FREESTYLE57549801.0367
130. NISSANINFINITI M35/M4542406271.0338
131. TOYOTATOYOTA 4RUNNER1081047581.0309
132. AUDIA4/A4 QUATTRO/S4/S4 AVANT49480231.0203
133. FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MILAN35345061.0143
134. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY1771757601.0071
135. TOYOTASCION XA50496641.0068
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136. MERCEDES-BENZ208 (CLK-CLASS)17171500.9913
137. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC TORRENT48487500.9846
138. NISSANINFINITI FX3517173260.9812
139. SUBARUIMPREZA41419870.9765
140. SUZUKIAERIO17174170.9761
141. HYUNDAISANTA FE32328020.9756
142. HONDAACURA 3.2 TL74778490.9506
143. GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CORVETTE30315950.9495
144. GENERAL MOTORSBUICK LUCERNE81859610.9423
145. HYUNDAITUCSON52553990.9386
146. TOYOTATOYOTA AVALON90972470.9255
147. ASTON MARTINDB9110850.9217
148. GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC FUNERAL COACH/HEARSE110960.9124
149. MERCEDES-BENZ210 (E-CLASS)55615630.8934
150. VOLVOV50444800.8929
151. VOLKSWAGENJETTA1081233170.8758
152. FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MONTEGO17194640.8734
153. JAGUARXJ8/XJ8L334440.8711
154. TOYOTALEXUS IS43499600.8607
155. BMW31271516730.8373
156. FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN ZEPHYR26312650.8316
157. TOYOTATOYOTA RAV4941149120.8180
158. VOLVOS4020245050.8162
159. ISUZUASCENDER338570.7778
160. HYUNDAIAZERA19244920.7758
161. PORSCHEBOXSTER453140.7527
162. PORSCHECAYMAN453600.7463
163. SUBARUB9 TRIBECA22300270.7327
164. BENTLEY MOTORSCONTINENTAL340970.7322
165. VOLVOXC9024329620.7281
166. KIASPORTAGE30428320.7004
167. FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MARINER21301370.6968
168. GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC SOLSTICE13187480.6934
169. VOLKSWAGENNEW BEETLE27413610.6528
170. HONDAHONDA ELEMENT29451320.6426
171. GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC STS20313680.6376
172. BMWZ4/M7109810.6375
173. TOYOTATOYOTA SIENNA VAN1201927710.6225
174. TOYOTALEXUS RX48771470.6222
175. DAIMLERCHRYSLERDODGE VIPER116300.6135
176. PORSCHE9118134070.5967
177. SAAB9-2X117310.5777
178. KIASEDONA VAN30520640.5762
179. MITSUBISHIMONTERO117780.5624
180. TOYOTATOYOTA HIGHLANDER961762130.5448
181. BMWX315277430.5407
182. MAZDAMX-5 MIATA11206880.5317
183. SUBARUFORESTER28544050.5147
184. FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MONTEREY VAN240170.4979
185. HONDAHONDA PILOT731476290.4945
186. SAAB9-311225420.4880
187. HONDAACURA 3.5 RL6125560.4779
188. VOLVOV70363550.4721
189. HONDAHONDA CR-V701496590.4677
190. VOLVOXC706128950.4653
191. GENERAL MOTORSSATURN RELAY249350.4053
192. HONDAHONDA ODYSSEY VAN751923640.3899
193. HONDAACURA MDX20513800.3893
194. BMWMINI COOPER17512710.3316
195. SUBARUBAJA274980.2667
196. MAZDAB SERIES PICKUP142290.2365
197. GENERAL MOTORSBUICK TERRAZA VAN3127670.2350
198. DAIMLERCHRYSLERCHRYSLER CROSSFIRE161860.1617
199. TOYOTATOYOTA PRIUS14873100.1603
200. MERCEDES-BENZ170 (SLK-CLASS)2134750.1484
201. SUBARUOUTBACK5578060.0865
202. ASTON MARTINVANQUISH04670.0000
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203. ASTON MARTINVANTAGE01610.0000
204. AUDITT011990.0000
205. BENTLEY MOTORSARNAGE02280.0000
206. BUGATTIVEYRON0170.0000
207. FERRARIMARANELLO/F1013920.0000
208. FORD MOTOR COFORD GT017290.0000
209. GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC LIMOUSINE09220.0000
210. HONDAHONDA INSIGHT08030.0000
211. JAGUARVANDEN PLAS/SUPER V8017610.0000
212. JAGUARXJR03070.0000
213. LAMBORGHINIGALLARDO03920.0000
214. MASERATIGRANSPORT0510.0000
215. MASERATIQUATTROPORTE016090.0000
216. MASERATISPYDER/F107770.0000
217. NISSANINFINITI Q4501400.0000
218. SAAB9-50116200.0000
219. SAAB9-7X054840.0000
220. SALEENS70160.0000
221. SPYKERC80130.0000
222. TOYOTATOYOTA YARIS025710.0000
223. VOLKSWAGENPHAETON02590.0000
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Issued on: October 7, 2008.

Stephen R. Kratzke,

Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.

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