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AGENCY:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation.

ACTION:

Publication of 2012 final theft data.

SUMMARY:

This document publishes the final data on thefts of model year (MY) 2012 passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2012. The final 2012 theft data indicated an increase in the vehicle theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2012. The final theft rate for MY 2012 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2012 is 1.1294 thefts per thousand vehicles, an increase of 14.21 percent from the rate of 0.9889 thefts per thousand in 2011. 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: November 25, 2014.

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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) 366-4139. 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 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 section 33104(b)(4) mandate, this document reports the final theft data for CY 2012, the most recent calendar year for which data are available.

In calculating the 2012 theft rates, NHTSA followed the same procedures it used in calculating the MY 2011 theft rates. (For 2011 theft data calculations, see 79 FR 7090.) 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 2012 theft rate for each vehicle line was calculated by dividing the number of reported thefts of MY 2012 vehicles of that line stolen during calendar year 2012 by the total number of vehicles in that line manufactured for MY 2012, as reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The final 2012 theft data show a slight increase in the vehicle theft rate when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2011. The final theft rate for MY 2012 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2012 increased to 1.1294 thefts per thousand vehicles produced, an increase of 14.21 percent from the rate of 0.9889 thefts per thousand vehicles experienced by MY 2011 vehicles in CY 2011. A similar increasing trend in vehicle thefts was reported in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) 2012 Uniform Crime Report showing a 0.6% increase in motor vehicle thefts (automobiles, trucks, buses and other vehicles) from 2011 to 2012. Historically, the data has shown an overall decreasing trend in theft rates since CY 1993, with periods of increase from one year to the next. The agency welcomed public comment on the cause for the slight increase, but none were received.

For MY 2012 vehicles, out of a total of 211 vehicle lines, nine 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 nine vehicle lines with a theft rate higher than 3.5826, eight are passenger car lines, one is a multipurpose passenger vehicle line, and none are light-duty truck lines.

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On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, NHTSA published the preliminary theft rates for CY 2012 passenger motor vehicles in the Federal Register (79 FR 45412). The agency tentatively ranked each of the MY 2012 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 that would 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 August 2014 notice.

Subsequent to the August 5, 2014, publication of preliminary theft data, BYD Motors, Inc. (BYD) submitted its EPA production data for the e6 vehicle line. NHTSA has corrected the final theft data to include an entry for the BYD e6 vehicle line. As a result of this correction, the final theft list has been revised accordingly. The BYD e6, previously omitted, is ranked No. 211 with a theft rate of 0.0000.

The following list represents NHTSA's final calculation of theft rates for all 2012 passenger motor vehicle lines. This list is intended to inform the public of calendar year 2012 motor vehicle thefts of model year 2012 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 2012 Passenger Motor Vehicles Stolen in Calendar Year 2012

ManufacturerMake/model (line)Thefts 2012Production (Mfr's) 20122012 Theft rate (per 1,000 vehicles produced)
 1 MERCEDES-BENZCL-CLASS1782720.5562
 2 MITSUBISHIECLIPSE346,1865.4963
 3 MAZDA620240,0045.0495
 4 CHRYSLERDODGE CHARGER31666,4324.7567
 5 NISSANINFINITI FX35/FX50358,9023.9317
 6 CHRYSLERDODGE AVENGER32985,3653.8540
 7 CHRYSLER30023260,2873.8483
 8 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET IMPALA604165,9863.6389
 9 MITSUBISHIGALANT6718,6003.6022
10 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CAPTIVA11231,7973.5223
11 BMW6195,6093.3874
12 CHRYSLERDODGE CHALLENGER14343,0803.3194
13 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CAMARO24980,7073.0852
14 TOYOTAYARIS16654,8863.0245
15 NISSANPATHFINDER4715,7652.9813
16 CHRYSLER200352121,1752.9049
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17 MERCEDES-BENZS-CLASS2911,4432.5343
18 NISSANALTIMA760313,9562.4207
19 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET MALIBU509225,7912.2543
20 FORD MOTOR COMUSTANG17880,4872.2115
21 AUDIAUDI A8104,5382.2036
22 VOLVOXC9031,3772.1786
23 NISSANINFINITI M35H/M37/M562813,7312.0392
24 BMWB714922.0325
25 NISSANMAXIMA12965,1501.9800
26 MAZDA23216,1691.9791
27 PORSCHEPANAMERA137,0561.8424
28 NISSANVERSA272149,4181.8204
29 HONDAACURA ZDX21,1221.7825
30 FORD MOTOR COTAURUS6939,3141.7551
31 MERCEDES-BENZGLK-CLASS4526,5541.6947
32 BMW72313,6961.6793
33 NISSANSENTRA229139,5851.6406
34 GENERAL MOTORSGMC CANYON PICKUP2213,6901.6070
35 MASERATIGRANTURISMO31,9531.5361
36 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CORVETTE1711,1441.5255
37 JAGUAR LAND ROVERXK/XKR21,3231.5117
38 NISSANINFINITI G25/G378556,5851.5022
39 KIAFORTE10672,2841.4664
40 VOLVOC7074,7871.4623
41 TOYOTACOROLLA304197,9731.4257
42 MAZDACX-7117,9451.3845
43 CHRYSLERDODGE CALIBER1510,9531.3695
44 JAGUAR LAND ROVERXJ75,1581.3571
45 KIARIO3425,4411.3364
46 FORD MOTOR COFOCUS413318,5561.2965
47 SUZUKISX42015,6171.2807
48 AUDIAUDI A71511,7681.2746
49 KIAOPTIMA132106,7471.2366
50 AUDIAUDI A397,2871.2351
51 BMW55343,1031.2296
52 FORD MOTOR COFUSION371308,5201.2025
53 CHRYSLERJEEP LIBERTY124104,1841.1902
54 SUZUKIGRAND VITARA86,9231.1556
55 HYUNDAISONATA264230,3811.1459
56 TOYOTASCION TC2421,1881.1327
57 VOLKSWAGENPASSAT10795,5831.1194
58 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET CRUZE297270,6221.0975
59 MERCEDES-BENZC-CLASS8476,6381.0961
60 HYUNDAIACCENT8073,4581.0891
61 HYUNDAIGENESIS4137,7411.0864
62 VOLVOS8043,7481.0672
63 VOLVOC3032,8411.0560
64 TOYOTACAMRY547523,8461.0442
65 GENERAL MOTORSBUICK REGAL2626,0030.9999
66 VOLKSWAGENJETTA176178,1530.9879
67 TOYOTALEXUS LS88,1020.9874
68 FIAT5006060,9350.9847
69 HONDAPILOT4242,6570.9846
70 BENTLEY MOTORSCONTINENTAL22,0600.9709
71 GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC CTS5152,5310.9709
72 MAZDA53132,5300.9530
73 NISSANQUEST VAN2021,3880.9351
74 KIASOUL94100,6720.9337
75 MAZDA3129142,8750.9029
76 VOLKSWAGENCC2629,3500.8859
77 TOYOTAAVALON1820,9380.8597
78 HONDAACCORD275325,0340.8461
79 FORD MOTOR COFIESTA5059,9780.8336
80 FORD MOTOR COESCAPE199238,7130.8336
81 HYUNDAISANTA FE4959,4110.8248
82 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET SONIC6983,9790.8216
83 GENERAL MOTORSBUICK LACROSSE5060,8910.8211
84 CHRYSLERDODGE JOURNEY6277,4710.8003
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85 NISSAN370Z56,2710.7973
86 JAGUAR LAND ROVERXF56,2880.7952
87 KIASPORTAGE3341,5900.7935
88 VOLKSWAGENGTI1418,5860.7533
89 MERCEDES-BENZE-CLASS3850,5910.7511
90 FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN MKZ2837,6760.7432
91 HYUNDAIELANTRA125169,2560.7385
92 FORD MOTOR COEDGE5675,9720.7371
93 TOYOTAVENZA1723,1280.7350
94 HONDACIVIC333455,6270.7309
95 FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN MKS56,8900.7257
96 KIASEDONA VAN2433,3190.7203
97 HONDACR-Z45,6090.7131
98 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET COLORADO PICKUP3650,7650.7092
99 HONDACROSSTOUR1926,9340.7054
100 MITSUBISHII-MIEV11,4350.6969
101 CHRYSLERJEEP COMPASS3043,3600.6919
102 AUDIAUDI Q768,9510.6703
103 BMW32943,7140.6634
104 MITSUBISHIOUTLANDER1421,2880.6576
105 HONDAACURA TSX2436,9210.6500
106 MITSUBISHILANCER1116,9580.6487
107 HYUNDAIVELOSTER2030,9800.6456
108 VOLVOS602234,3780.6399
109 PORSCHE91158,1140.6162
110 MAZDACX-92032,9800.6064
111 TOYOTASCION XB2744,7220.6037
112 SUBARULEGACY2339,0940.5883
113 FORD MOTOR COLINCOLN MKX1017,1210.5841
114 HONDAACURA RDX58,7860.5691
115 CHRYSLERJEEP PATRIOT3459,8490.5681
116 KIASORENTO60107,2690.5593
117 JAGUAR LAND ROVERLAND ROVER EVOQUE59,0750.5510
118 BMWX3814,5430.5501
119 NISSANFRONTIER PICKUP3971,5020.5454
120 VOLVOXC7035,5070.5448
121 NISSANROGUE76140,5610.5407
122 TOYOTALEXUS IS1731,7250.5359
123 VOLKSWAGENTIGUAN1629,8620.5358
124 SUBARUIMPREZA3567,0580.5219
125 AUDIAUDI S4/S547,7100.5188
126 TOYOTAHIGHLANDER68132,8220.5120
127 TOYOTATACOMA PICKUP65127,8120.5086
128 NISSANXTERRA1122,3430.4923
129 TOYOTASIENNA VAN55112,9060.4871
130 SUBARUTRIBECA12,0850.4796
131 AUDIAUDI A4/A51837,7440.4769
132 HONDAACURA MDX2450,5680.4746
133 HYUNDAITUCSON2757,2180.4719
134 MAZDAMX-5 MIATA36,5010.4615
135 BMWM312,1700.4608
136 TOYOTALEXUS RX3065,5540.4576
137 BMW148,7700.4561
138 CHRYSLERJEEP WRANGLER64141,3870.4527
139 HONDAACURA TL2453,2600.4506
140 HONDAINSIGHT36,7230.4462
141 FORD MOTOR COFLEX920,1810.4460
142 GENERAL MOTORSGMC TERRAIN44100,1030.4395
143 SUBARUFORESTER2764,1420.4209
144 TOYOTAFJ CRUISER614,8520.4040
145 MERCEDES-BENZSLK-CLASS24,9530.4038
146 MERCEDES-BENZSMART FORTWO25,0350.3972
147 VOLKSWAGENGOLF1025,2070.3967
148 NISSANMURANO2358,1880.3953
149 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET EQUINOX87220,9650.3937
150 VOLKSWAGENBEETLE1230,6220.3919
151 TOYOTARAV462170,4140.3638
152 AUDIAUDI Q51233,8800.3542
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153 HYUNDAIEQUUS12,8480.3511
154 NISSANJUKE1337,9330.3427
155 JAGUAR LAND ROVERLAND ROVER LR212,9210.3423
156 BMWMINI COOPER2470,3280.3413
157 TOYOTALEXUS ES1132,7390.3360
158 NISSANCUBE26,0210.3322
159 AUDIAUDI A6618,3740.3265
160 SUZUKIKIZASHI26,3310.3159
161 VOLVOXC60516,1440.3097
162 TOYOTASCION IQ39,7440.3079
163 TOYOTAPRIUS67220,5710.3038
164 SUBARUOUTBACK WAGON2997,6330.2970
165 HONDACR-V68230,2930.2953
166 TOYOTALEXUS CT621,6680.2769
167 NISSANINFINITI EX3513,7340.2678
168 GENERAL MOTORSCADILLAC SRX1867,7050.2659
169 GENERAL MOTORSBUICK VERANO832,6390.2451
170 HYUNDAIVERACRUZ28,5600.2336
171 HONDAFIT1150,7570.2167
172 VOLKSWAGENEOS211,1400.1795
173 FORD MOTOR COTRANSIT CONNECT VAN743,1250.1623
174 HYUNDAIAZERA17,7450.1291
175 GENERAL MOTORSCHEVROLET VOLT218,3550.1090
176 ASTON MARTINDB90470.0000
177 ASTON MARTINDBS01060.0000
178 ASTON MARTINRAPIDE02100.0000
179 ASTON MARTINV12 VANTAGE0850.0000
180 ASTON MARTINV8 VANTAGE03060.0000
181 ASTON MARTINVIRAGE03020.0000
182 BMWM602520.0000
183 BMWZ402,2030.0000
184 ROLLS ROYCEGHOST07640.0000
185 ROLLS ROYCEPHANTOM0530.0000
186 FERRARI45806850.0000
187 FERRARICALIFORNIA05660.0000
188 FERRARIFF02590.0000
189 MASERATIQUATTROPORTE05190.0000
190 CODA AUTOMOTIVECODA01150.0000
191 SAAB9-4X0260.0000
192 HONDAACURA RL03980.0000
193 LOTUSEVORA01460.0000
194 MCLARENMP4-12C06970.0000
195 MERCEDES-BENZB-CLASS0250.0000
196 MERCEDES-BENZSL-CLASS09280.0000
197 MERCEDES-BENZSLS-CLASS01,2750.0000
198 NISSANGT-R01,2280.0000
199 NISSANLEAF011,4600.0000
200 PORSCHEBOXSTER07540.0000
201 PORSCHECAYMAN01,0220.0000
202 SUZUKIEQUATOR PICKUP02,3920.0000
203 TESLAMODEL S02,9520.0000
204 TOYOTALEXUS HS05030.0000
205 AUDIAUDI R801,2720.0000
206 AUDIAUDI TT02,2590.0000
207 BENTLEY MOTORSMULSANNE02330.0000
208 BUGATTIVEYRON050.0000
209 LAMBORGHINIAVENTADOR COUPE02520.0000
210 LAMBORGHINIGALLARDO02850.0000
211 BYDE60110.0000
   Theft rate per 1,000 vehicles produced = Total theft ÷ Total production × 100012,17210,777,4181.1294
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Under authority delegated in 49 CFR part 1.95.

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R. Ryan Posten

Associate Administrator for Rulemaking.

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