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Final Theft Data; Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard

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ACTION:

Publication of 2010 final theft data.

SUMMARY:

This document publishes the final data on thefts of model year (MY) 2010 passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2010. The final 2010 theft data indicated a decrease in the vehicle theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2010. The final theft rate for MY 2010 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2010 is 1.17 thefts per thousand vehicles, a decrease of 12.03 percent from the rate of 1.33 thefts per thousand in 2009. 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:

Effective date: September 21, 2012.

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) 366-4139. Her fax number is (202) 493-2990.

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 2010, the most recent calendar year for which data are available.

In calculating the 2010 theft rates, NHTSA followed the same procedures it used in calculating the MY 2009 theft rates. (For 2009 theft data calculations, see 76 FR 65610, October 24, 2011). 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 2010 theft rate for each vehicle line was calculated by dividing the number of reported thefts of MY 2010 vehicles of that line stolen during calendar year 2010 by the total number of vehicles in that line manufactured for MY 2010, as reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The final 2010 theft data show a decrease in the vehicle theft rate when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2009. The final theft rate for MY 2010 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2010 decreased to 1.17 thefts per thousand vehicles produced, a decrease of 12.03 percent from the rate of 1.33 thefts per thousand vehicles experienced by MY 2009 vehicles in CY 2009. A similar decreasing trend in vehicle thefts was reported in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) 2010 Uniform Crime Report showing a 7.4% reduction in motor vehicle thefts (automobiles, trucks, buses and other vehicles) from 2009 to 2010.

For MY 2010 vehicles, out of a total of 225 vehicle lines, three 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 three vehicle lines with a theft rate higher than 3.5826, three are passenger car lines, none are multipurpose passenger vehicle lines, and none are light-duty truck lines.

NHTSA's data show that the MY 2010 theft rate reduction is consistent with the general decreasing trend of theft rates over the past 17 years as indicated by Figure 1. The agency believes that the theft rate reduction is the result of several factors including the increased use of standard antitheft devices (i.e., immobilizers) and vehicle parts marking as well as the effectiveness of combined measures used by Federal agencies, law enforcement, vehicle manufacturers and the insurance industry to help combat vehicle theft.

On Tuesday, June 26, 2012, NHTSA published the preliminary theft rates for CY 2010 passenger motor vehicles in the Federal Register (77 FR 38025). The agency tentatively ranked each of the MY 2010 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 comments from the public to make adjustments to its data. As a result, the final theft rates and rankings of vehicle lines did not change from those published in the June 2012 notice.

The following list represents NHTSA's final calculation of theft rates for all 2010 passenger motor vehicle lines. This list is intended to inform the public of calendar year 2010 motor vehicle thefts of model year 2010 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 2010 Passenger Motor Vehicles Stolen in Calendar Year 2010

ManufacturerMake/model (line)Thefts 2010Production (Mfr's) 20102010 Theft rate (per 1,000 vehicles produced)
1CHRYSLERDODGE CHARGER53288,0326.0433
2GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC G611125,5864.3383
3GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET IMPALA579150,3913.8500
4CHRYSLER30018552,2613.5399
5NISSANINFINITI FX35309,3853.1966
6MITSUBISHIGALANT3812,0533.1527
7CHRYSLERSEBRING13043,0223.0217
8TOYOTALEXUS SC13352.9851
9CHRYSLERDODGE AVENGER19767,6042.9140
10KIARIO5518,9752.8986
11NISSANINFINITI M35/M45124,2872.7992
12GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET HHR17864,7332.7498
13FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN TOWN CAR279,9372.7171
14MERCEDES-BENZCL-CLASS31,1242.6690
15BMW7155,7022.6307
16HYUNDAISONATA19577,2192.5253
17HYUNDAIACCENT13955,2452.5161
18KIAOPTIMA6025,1352.3871
19GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC DTS3615,7442.2866
20FORD MOTOR COMUSTANG16272,3462.2392
21GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET COBALT260116,2732.2361
22VOLVOC7052,2382.2341
23CHRYSLERDODGE CALIBER10347,1992.1822
24TOYOTACAMRY/SOLARA691317,7542.1746
25GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MALIBU381183,7772.0732
26GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET AVEO6531,6922.0510
27NISSANVERSA16279,1642.0464
28CHRYSLERDODGE CHALLENGER10651,8122.0459
29HONDAPILOT4222,5281.8643
30BMW652,8081.7806
31CHRYSLERSEBRING CONVERTIBLE169,2191.7355
32MITSUBISHIENDEAVOR84,6741.7116
33VOLVOS40127,3061.6425
34CHRYSLERJEEP COMPASS3018,5491.6173
35GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CAMARO190117,9611.6107
36FORD MOTOR COFOCUS279176,0891.5844
37AUDIAUDI S4/S5117,0681.5563
38NISSANPATHFINDER1610,3081.5522
39GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC CTS6140,0451.5233
40NISSANALTIMA340224,5511.5141
41GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC VIBE2114,0751.4920
42FORD MOTOR COMERCURY GRAND MARQUIS4127,9561.4666
43SUZUKISX41913,4051.4174
44KIAFORTE13798,0101.3978
45FORD MOTOR COTAURUS8762,3671.3950
46GENERAL MOTORSSATURN VUE42,9041.3774
47TOYOTA4RUNNER1813,3451.3488
48NISSANMAXIMA8966,6391.3356
49NISSANXTERRA3123,4201.3237
50MAZDA52620,1501.2903
51TOYOTACOROLLA615478,2941.2858
52HYUNDAIELANTRA194151,3431.2819
53PORSCHEPANAMERA75,5311.2656
54NISSANSENTRA11692,7361.2509
55SUBARUB9 TRIBECA32,4121.2438
56FORD MOTOR COFUSION341280,4611.2159
57FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MILAN4738,8241.2106
58TOYOTAYARIS7463,2851.1693
59MAZDA65345,4101.1671
60NISSANINFINITI G374942,1131.1635
61TOYOTASCION XB2420,7181.1584
62TOYOTAMATRIX3126,9501.1503
63VOLKSWAGENJETTA/GLI142123,5431.1494
64VOLKSWAGENCC3329,0781.1349
65MERCEDES-BENZS-CLASS1715,5551.0929
66MERCEDES-BENZGLK-CLASS3835,3641.0745
67VOLKSWAGENNEW BEETLE1816,8291.0696
68TOYOTASCION TC2119,7861.0614
69HONDAACURA 3.5 RL32,8591.0493
70KIASPORTAGE1312,4651.0429
71GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CORVETTE1211,6151.0331
72MAZDA3164158,7781.0329
73MERCEDES-BENZC-CLASS5856,5791.0251
74MASERATIGRANTURISMO19891.0111
75GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC STS33,0100.9967
76GENERAL MOTORSBUICK LACROSSE/ALLURE5555,8360.9850
77FORD MOTOR COFLEX2222,4510.9799
78MERCEDES-BENZE-CLASS6163,4730.9610
79FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN MKS1414,7300.9504
80CHRYSLERDODGE JOURNEY7074,5620.9388
81GENERAL MOTORSBUICK LUCERNE1920,5290.9255
82JAGUAR LAND ROVERXK/XKR22,1980.9099
83CHRYSLERJEEP LIBERTY4448,4870.9075
84KIASOUL6875,8470.8965
85BMW34247,7150.8802
86FORD MOTOR COEDGE105119,5460.8783
87CHRYSLERDODGE NITRO1719,4320.8748
88AUDIAUDI A344,5870.8720
89HYUNDAIGENESIS2529,0560.8604
90BMWZ4/M11,1650.8584
91JAGUAR LAND ROVERXF78,2060.8530
92HONDAACCORD CROSSTOUR2934,1140.8501
93HONDACIVIC217259,9070.8349
94AUDIAUDI TT11,2010.8326
95TOYOTAFJ CRUISER1619,3950.8250
96FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN MKZ2327,9630.8225
97SUBARUIMPREZA3138,0000.8158
98TOYOTALEXUS LS1113,6360.8067
99BENTLEY MOTORSCONTINENTAL11,2490.8006
100TOYOTASIENNA VAN4354,8950.7833
101NISSANCUBE1519,4110.7728
102HONDAACURA ZDX33,9940.7511
103FORD MOTOR COESCAPE146200,9700.7265
104GENERAL MOTORSGMC CANYON PICKUP68,3940.7148
105NISSANGT-R11,4200.7042
106HONDAACCORD198281,2860.7039
107HYUNDAISANTA FE3955,4230.7037
108MITSUBISHILANCER2129,9520.7011
109KIASEDONA VAN1115,7160.6999
110TOYOTATACOMA PICKUP77111,5990.6900
111TOYOTAHIGHLANDER5884,1520.6892
112AUDIAUDI A4/A52638,4970.6754
113MERCEDES-BENZSLK-CLASS11,5050.6645
114NISSAN370Z710,9130.6414
115GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC SRX3148,7400.6360
116TOYOTASCION XD1015,8840.6296
117CHRYSLERJEEP PATRIOT2540,6700.6147
118HONDAACURA MDX2134,6130.6067
119AUDIAUDI A646,7770.5902
120SUZUKIKIZASHI46,8070.5876
121KIARONDO11,7130.5838
122NISSANFRONTIER PICKUP2644,8880.5792
123FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN MKX1221,1640.5670
124FORD MOTOR COCROWN VICTORIA11,8090.5528
125TOYOTAVENZA2749,4450.5461
126VOLKSWAGENTIGUAN917,5050.5141
127BMW135,8900.5093
128HONDAINSIGHT2243,5230.5055
129TOYOTALEXUS IS2141,6960.5036
130NISSANROGUE4489,1650.4935
131TOYOTARAV489180,6340.4927
132HONDAELEMENT816,5600.4831
133HONDAACURA TSX2347,7700.4815
134TOYOTAAVALON714,5510.4811
135HYUNDAITUCSON1122,9500.4793
136GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET COLORADO PICKUP1225,0730.4786
137VOLVOV5012,1480.4655
138FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MARINER1430,1420.4645
139SUBARULEGACY1634,7260.4607
140CHRYSLERJEEP WRANGLER4598,1490.4585
141BMWMINI COOPER1840,7060.4422
142VOLKSWAGENGOLF/RABBIT/GTI1124,9110.4416
143TOYOTALEXUS GS36,8010.4411
144CHRYSLERPT CRUISER511,3580.4402
145MAZDAMX-5 MIATA37,0900.4231
146TOYOTALEXUS ES2354,3890.4229
147HONDAACURA 3.2 TL1537,4660.4004
148FORD MOTOR CORANGER PICKUP2258,4340.3765
149NISSANMURANO2258,9210.3734
150AUDIAUDI Q5718,8530.3713
151SUBARUOUTBACK2571,2530.3509
152VOLVOS8038,8050.3407
153BMW51235,9880.3334
154SUBARUFORESTER37111,8610.3308
155TOYOTALEXUS RX49152,4310.3215
156HONDACR-V64200,3270.3195
157TOYOTAPRIUS78250,5530.3113
158VOLVOXC9039,8460.3047
159VOLKSWAGENPASSAT413,2040.3029
160GENERAL MOTORSGMC TERRAIN1348,6050.2675
161SUZUKIVITARA/GRAND VITARA27,4980.2667
162HONDAODYSSEY VAN30113,4180.2645
163MITSUBISHIOUTLANDER415,9360.2510
164PORSCHE91114,0300.2481
165TOYOTALEXUS HS418,0910.2211
166FORD MOTOR COTRANSIT CONNECT VAN836,8860.2169
167HONDAACURA RDX314,1170.2125
168NISSANINFINITI EX3529,5360.2097
169GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET EQUINOX29139,6540.2077
170SAAB9-315,0900.1965
171VOLVOXC60317,2020.1744
172VOLKSWAGENEOS15,7620.1736
173MAZDACX-7740,4430.1731
174HONDAFIT1269,4650.1727
175BMWX316,5660.1523
176MAZDACX-9115,4640.0647
177ASTON MARTINDB90680.0000
178ASTON MARTINDBS01690.0000
179ASTON MARTINRAPIDE01350.0000
180ASTON MARTINVANTAGE02290.0000
181AUDIAUDI A806490.0000
182AUDIAUDI R805460.0000
183AUDIAUDI S601400.0000
184BENTLEY MOTORSAZURE0380.0000
185BENTLEY MOTORSBROOKLANDS020.0000
186BMWM301,8690.0000
187BMWM503860.0000
188BMWM605230.0000
189BUGATTIVEYRON080.0000
190CHRYSLERDODGE VIPER03840.0000
191FERRARI45804740.0000
192FERRARI59901530.0000
193FERRARI612 SCAGLIETTI0260.0000
194FERRARICALIFORNIA01,1270.0000
195GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC FUNERAL COACH/HEARSE05290.0000
196GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC LIMOUSINE02720.0000
197GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC G5030.0000
198GENERAL MOTORSSATURN AURA0200.0000
199HYUNDAIAZERA01,1210.0000
200HYUNDAIVERACRUZ08,3440.0000
201JAGUAR LAND ROVERLAND ROVER LR204,4300.0000
202JAGUAR LAND ROVERXJ0680.0000
203LAMBORGHINIGALLARDO01900.0000
204LAMBORGHINIMURCIELAGO0590.0000
205LOTUSELISE03540.0000
206MASERATIQUATTROPORTE03940.0000
207MAZDARX-801,2170.0000
208MAZDATRIBUTE04,1800.0000
209MERCEDES-BENZCLS-CLASS01,3520.0000
210MERCEDES-BENZMAYBACH 57010.0000
211MERCEDES-BENZSMART FORTWO03,2550.0000
212MITSUBISHIECLIPSE07930.0000
213NISSANINFINITI FX5004600.0000
214PORSCHEBOXSTER01,4210.0000
215PORSCHECAYMAN09550.0000
216ROLLS ROYCEGHOST06040.0000
217ROLLS ROYCEPHANTOM02810.0000
218ROUSH PERFORMANCERPP MUSTANG07660.0000
219SAAB9-506440.0000
220SPYKERC8050.0000
221SUZUKIEQUATOR PICKUP01,2300.0000
222TESLAROADSTER02780.0000
223VOLVOC3001,5360.0000
224VOLVOV7001,4960.0000
225VOLVOXC7006,3790.0000

Issued on: September 14, 2012.

Christopher J. Bonanti,

Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.

[FR Doc. 2012-23308 Filed 9-20-12; 8:45 am]

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