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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) 2011, including theft rates for existing passenger motor vehicle lines manufactured in model year (MY) 2011. The preliminary theft data indicate that the vehicle theft rate for CY/MY 2011 vehicles (0.10 thefts per thousand vehicles) significantly decreased by 91.45 percent from the theft rate for CY/MY 2010 vehicles (1.17 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 September 9, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments identified by Docket No. NHTSA-2012-0073 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 the 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://DocketsInfo.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. 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) Start Printed Page 41017366-4139. 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 section 33104(b)(4) mandate, this document reports the preliminary theft data for CY 2010 the most recent calendar year for which data are available.

In calculating the 2011 theft rates, NHTSA followed the same procedures it has used since publication of the 1983/1984 theft rate data (50 FR 46669, November 12, 1985). The 2011 theft rate for each vehicle line was calculated by dividing the number of reported thefts of MY 2011 vehicles of that line stolen during calendar year 2011 by the total number of vehicles in that line manufactured for MY 2011, as reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 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 approximately 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 preliminary 2011 theft data show a significant decrease in the vehicle theft rate when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2010 (For 2010 theft data, see 77 FR 58500, September 21, 2012). The preliminary theft rate for MY 2011 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2011 decreased to 0.10 thefts per thousand vehicles produced, a decrease of 91.45 percent from the rate of 1.17 thefts per thousand vehicles experienced by MY vehicles in CY 2010. For MY 2011 vehicles, out of a total of 226 vehicle lines, four 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 four vehicle lines with a theft rate higher than 3.5826, four are passenger car lines, none are multipurpose passenger vehicle lines, and none are light-duty truck lines.

The agency believes that the theft rate reduction is a result of several factors, including vehicle parts marking; the increased use of standard antitheft devices and other advances in electronic technology (i.e., immobilizers) and theft prevention methods; increased and improved prosecution efforts by law enforcement organizations; and, increased public awareness which may have contributed to the overall reduction in vehicle thefts. The preliminary MY 2011 theft rate reduction is consistent with the general decreasing trend of theft rates over the past 19 years as indicated by Figure 1.

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In Table I, NHTSA has tentatively ranked each of the MY 2011 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 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 in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, and two copies from which the purportedly confidential information has been deleted should be submitted to the docket. 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://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 33101, 33102 and 33104; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50.Start Printed Page 41019

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Preliminary Report of Theft Rates for Model Year 2011 Passenger Motor Vehicles Stolen in Calendar Year 2011

ManufacturerMake/model (line)Thefts 2011Production (mfr's) 20112011 Theft rate (per 1,000 vehicles produced)
 1CHRYSLERDODGE CHARGER21644,8494.8162
 2MITSUBISHIGALANT7116,7284.2444
 3GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC STS184,6373.8818
 4LAMBORGHINIGALLARDO12593.8610
 5HYUNDAIACCENT10630,2313.5063
 6GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET IMPALA591172,0983.4341
 7GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET HHR23068,4543.3599
 8GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET AVEO14242,3673.3517
 9NISSANINFINITI FX35216,7113.1292
10NISSANGT-R13263.0675
11KIARIO5118,8032.7123
12PORSCHEPANAMERA228,1442.7014
13CHRYSLERDODGE CHALLENGER6024,2372.4756
14NISSANVERSA22997,4102.3509
15FORD MOTOR COMERCURY GRAND MARQUIS2310,0502.2886
16NISSANSENTRA21395,3412.2341
17NISSANALTIMA387179,2692.1588
18AUDIAUDI A8104,7512.1048
19MAZDA65225,4562.0427
20GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CAMARO19697,5182.0099
21MERCEDES-BENZS-CLASS199,6521.9685
22TOYOTAMATRIX94,5881.9616
23GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MALIBU400211,0251.8955
24MITSUBISHIENDEAVOR2212,0181.8306
25CHRYSLERDODGE AVENGER7341,0131.7799
26CHRYSLERDODGE CALIBER6537,1041.7518
27KIAFORTE9152,1191.7460
28FORD MOTOR COMUSTANG10761,6201.7365
29SAAB9-331,7501.7143
30GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC DTS2817,1461.6330
31NISSANMAXIMA10162,8361.6074
32TOYOTACAMRY/SOLARA781486,2881.6060
33FORD MOTOR COTAURUS11876,8211.5360
34TOYOTAYARIS3824,8501.5292
35AUDIAUDI A3106,7341.4850
36CHRYSLER3004228,3731.4803
37FORD MOTOR COCROWN VICTORIA2719,2441.4030
38JAGUAR LAND ROVERXJ42,8521.4025
39FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MARINER128,6561.3863
40FORD MOTOR COFOCUS12791,7621.3840
41MERCEDES-BENZCLS-CLASS21,4721.3587
42HONDAACURA ZDX17371.3569
43NISSANINFINITI G25/G377253,9171.3354
44MAZDARX-817681.3021
45MASERATIGRANTURISMO21,5451.2945
46MAZDA312397,2521.2648
47BENTLEY MOTORSCONTINENTAL18091.2361
48MERCEDES-BENZC-CLASS7460,3731.2257
49SUZUKISX41613,2801.2048
50KIASEDONA VAN2016,7171.1964
51HYUNDAIELANTRA11999,9161.1910
52NISSANCUBE1714,2941.1893
53HYUNDAISONATA350301,2761.1617
54HONDACIVIC158136,7211.1556
55TOYOTASCION XB2319,9091.1553
56VOLVOS4054,3521.1489
57SUZUKIKIZASHI76,1101.1457
58CHRYSLERJEEP LIBERTY6557,1041.1383
59FORD MOTOR COFUSION239211,9641.1276
60AUDIAUDI A687,1081.1255
61CHRYSLER2007264,1401.1225
62CHRYSLERDODGE NITRO4035,6381.1224
63KIASPORTAGE5045,6041.0964
64NISSANINFINITI M37/M561614,8181.0798
65BMW71312,0871.0755
66TOYOTASCION TC2018,6371.0731
67KIAOPTIMA6964,3201.0728
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68FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN TOWN CAR1514,2091.0557
69HONDACR-Z1716,4211.0353
70MERCEDES-BENZGLK-CLASS2121,3030.9858
71TOYOTACOROLLA215223,0320.9640
72FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN MKT44,2740.9359
73VOLVOS8044,2810.9344
74BMWM377,5750.9241
75GENERAL MOTORSGMC CANYON PICKUP66,5100.9217
76TOYOTALEXUS GS55,4850.9116
77FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN MKS1213,1710.9111
78VOLVOC3055,5300.9042
79JAGUAR LAND ROVERLAND ROVER LR233,3330.9001
80MITSUBISHIECLIPSE55,6100.8913
81GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CORVETTE1112,3530.8905
82HYUNDAISANTA FE6269,6850.8897
83HYUNDAIGENERAL MOTORSSIS2629,3980.8844
84GENERAL MOTORSBUICK LUCERNE2831,8870.8781
85SUZUKIVITARA/GRAND VITARA55,7040.8766
86VOLKSWAGENJETTA/GLI128148,3130.8630
87PORSCHECAYMAN11,1990.8340
88KIASOUL8096,9700.8250
89JAGUAR LAND ROVERXK/XKR33,6620.8192
90MERCEDES-BENZE-CLASS6174,5570.8182
91BMWB71012,4930.8005
92GENERAL MOTORSBUICK LACROSSE/ALLURE4962,5330.7836
93FORD MOTOR COEDGE105134,2060.7824
94HONDAACURA TL1012,8070.7808
95HONDAACCORD173221,2500.7819
96CHRYSLERJEEP PATRIOT4153,1530.7714
97GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC CTS4357,9300.7423
98VOLVOC7056,8670.7281
99HONDAACCORD CROSSTOUR912,3880.7265
101KIASORENTO121168,4430.7183
102TOYOTALEXUS IS2230,8110.7140
103FORD MOTOR COFIESTA5577,1830.7126
104AUDIAUDI R811,4160.7062
105HONDAACURA MDX3651,2010.7031
106NISSANPATHFINDER2231,4390.6998
107GENERAL MOTORSBUICK REGAL3550,4390.6939
108BMW1913,1310.6854
109AUDIAUDI A4/A52942,8750.6764
110NISSAN370Z46,2180.6433
111FORD MOTOR COESCAPE133207,5280.6409
112CHRYSLERJEEP WRANGLER66103,8370.6356
113GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET COLORADO PICKUP1625,2830.6328
114BMW54266,5250.6313
115MERCEDES-BENZSL-CLASS23,1880.6274
116HONDAINSIGHT812,9240.619
117HONDAELEMENT711,4600.6108
118BMW3100164,0600.6095
119MAZDA21118,1080.6075
120TOYOTASCION XD46,6090.6052
121JAGUAR LAND ROVERXF711,7340.5966
122AUDIAUDI Q51423,7310.5900
123CHRYSLERJEEP COMPASS2542,9210.5825
124MAZDACX-91729,2030.5821
125VOLKSWAGENTIGUAN1525,7850.5817
126TOYOTATACOMA PICKUP71122,5200.5795
127HONDAACURA RDX915,5900.5773
128GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CRUZE100177,3810.5638
129MAZDACX-72137,6550.5577
130BMWZ4/M35,4500.5505
131TOYOTARAV4100181,7850.5501
132GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC SRX3259,0770.5417
133VOLKSWAGENCC713,0030.5383
134CHRYSLERDODGE JOURNEY1732,0940.5297
135VOLKSWAGENEOS11,9080.5241
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136NISSANROGUE72138,2210.5209
137FORD MOTOR COFLEX1732,8470.5176
138AUDIAUDI S4/S547,8200.5115
139PORSCHE91135,8920.5092
140NISSANFRONTIER PICKUP2347,0810.4885
141SUBARUIMPREZA2449,3150.4867
142VOLVOXC90510,6410.4699
143TOYOTASIENNA VAN87187,4670.4641
144TOYOTA4RUNNER2656,9420.4566
145TOYOTAHIGHLANDER3887,5030.4343
146TOYOTAVENZA1842,3510.4250
147SUBARULEGACY2150,8780.4128
148HYUNDAITUCSON3278,6430.4069
149FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN MKX1127,1190.4056
150MITSUBISHILANCER1128,3160.3885
151HONDAPILOT63163,9100.3844
152NISSANJUKE1642,3800.3775
153NISSANMURANO2156,5390.3714
154HYUNDAIAZERA12,6990.3705
155FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN MKZ924,7520.3636
156TOYOTAFJ CRUISER411,0180.3630
157HONDAACURA TSX822,1890.3605
158GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET EQUINOX67188,4760.3555
159BMWMINI COOPER1748,6630.3493
160FORD MOTOR CORANGER PICKUP3499,0430.3433
161MITSUBISHIOUTLANDER1235,0540.3423
162VOLVOS6012,9510.3389
163FORD MOTOR COMERCURY MILAN26,2910.3179
164VOLKSWAGENGOLF/RABBIT/GTI1031,7260.3152
165NISSANQUEST VAN516,0120.3123
166MAZDATRIBUTE13,2060.3119
167HONDAFIT1341,6940.3118
168HYUNDAIEQUUS13,3050.3026
169TOYOTAAVALON1756,6920.2999
170SUBARUOUTBACK37129,0710.2867
171MERCEDES-BENZSMART FORTWO13,5420.2823
172HONDACR-V70255,3390.2742
173NISSANXTERRA621,9830.2729
174GENERAL MOTORSGMC TERRAIN2283,5310.2634
175BMWX3623,1880.2588
176HONDAODYSSEY VAN25103,5500.2414
177TOYOTALEXUS RX1876,5260.2352
178TOYOTALEXUS ES1044,2490.2260
179FORD MOTOR COTRANSIT CONNECT VAN628,0910.2136
180TOYOTALEXUS LS29,8610.2028
181TOYOTALEXUS CT210,2160.1958
182MAZDAMX-5 MIATA15,4640.1830
183TOYOTAPRIUS22133,6600.1646
184NISSANINFINITI EX3516,1180.1635
185SUBARUFORESTER1174,8290.1470
186VOLVOXC60436,8540.1085
187HYUNDAIVERACRUZ110,8610.0921
188LOTUSEVORA03470.0000
189ASTON MARTINDB90860.0000
190ASTON MARTINV8 VANTAGE02590.0000
191ASTON MARTINDBS01040.0000
192ASTON MARTINRAPIDE03170.0000
193AUDIAUDI TT01,4340.0000
194AUDIAUDI S601590.0000
195BENTLEY MOTORSMULSANNE02350.0000
196BMWX5037,8650.0000
197BMWX604,4300.0000
198BMWACTIVE HYBRID 7L05840.0000
199ROLLS ROYCEDROPHEAD COUPE CONVERTIBLE0820.0000
200FERRARI45806620.0000
201FERRARI59902470.0000
202FERRARI612 SCAGLIETTI010.0000
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203FERRARICALIFORNIA05180.0000
204GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC FUNERAL COACH/HEARSE07520.0000
205GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC LIMOUSINE04880.0000
206GENERAL MOTORSPONTIAC G302430.0000
207GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET VOLT04,3700.0000
208HONDAACURA RL01,0120.0000
209KIARONDO01090.0000
210KIABORREGO0140.0000
211LOTUSELISE02320.0000
212MASERATIQUATTROPORTE06350.0000
213MERCEDES-BENZSLK-CLASS01,2880.0000
214MERCEDES-BENZCL-CLASS07230.0000
215MERCEDES-BENZF-CELL0440.0000
216MERCEDES-BENZSLS-CLASS08630.0000
217PORSCHEBOXSTER01,9670.0000
218ROLLS ROYCEPHANTOM0670.0000
219ROLLS ROYCEGHOST08540.0000
220SAAB9-502,0340.0000
221SUBARUB9 TRIBECA02,7800.0000
222SUZUKIEQUATOR02,1600.0000
223TOYOTALEXUS SC045,1550.0000
224TOYOTALEXUS HS02,3560.0000
225VOLVOV5008650.0000
226VOLVOXC7005,0690.0000
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Issued on: June 25, 2013.

Christopher J. Bonanti,

Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.

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[FR Doc. 2013-16428 Filed 7-8-13; 8:45 am]

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