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DENVER -- According to Denver police, the following 10 cars were the top models for thieves in 2013.

10. Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler

51 stolen vehicles in 2013, DPD says. (Photo: Pixabay.com)

9. Ford F-150

Ford F-150

61 stolen vehicles in 2013, DPD says. (Photo: Wikipedia)

8. Acura Integra

Acura Integra

63 stolen vehicles in 2013, DPD says. (Photo: Wikipedia)

7. Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza

65 stolen vehicles in 2013, DPD says. (Photo: Wikipedia)

6. Honda Motorcycle

Honda Motorcycle

73 stolen vehicles in 2013, DPD says. (Photo: Pixabay)

5. Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

84 stolen vehicles in 2013, DPD says. (Photo: Wikipedia)

4. Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee

102 stolen vehicles in 2013, DPD says. (Photo: Wikipedia)

3. Jeep Cherokee

Jeep Cherokee

112 stolen in 2013, police say. (Photo: Wikipedia)

2. Honda Civic

Honda Civic

312 stolen in 2013, police say. (Photo: Wikipedia)

1. Honda Accord

Honda Accord

320 stolen vehicles in 2013, DPD says. (Photo: Wikipedia)

After hearing that his Jeep Wrangler made the top ten list, Jacob Hinkle was a little bummed.

"I think it's not very good for me," Hinkle said.

Becca Dickman owns a Jeep Cherokee. In her case, it's not good for her husband.

"I hate this thing, but my husband loves it," Becca said. "So we keep it around."

With a young family, Becca says she's now thinking about the best ways to keep from becoming the next victim.

"We definitely park it in the driveway, and always lock it every day," she said. "Other than that we'd probably just get a car alarm."

According to Denver Police investing in alarm could be a good investment, especially for people who own older models of the cars on the list.

"Seeing it firsthand, you know that those vehicles are basically drive train first, protection second," said Tyson Kohlhoff, who sells and installs car alarms for Car Toys in Denver.

Kohlhoff says the cars on the list are generally the easiest for him to work on, and in turn, easier targets for thieves.

"The more intricate the system is, you notice that it's more protected," Kohlhoff said.

That's not something you need to tell Becca.

"I know I've been locked out of this car a few times and it hasn't been very hard to get into myself," she said, with a laugh.

Even so, Police say locked doors could have prevented many of the theft cases that make up the top ten list. Though it is common sense advice, it's worth repeating, especially to a friend.

"(My friend) was asking if I should lock the doors," Hinkle said. "Which I'm going to do right after this (interview)."

See more information about how to protect yourself from car theft here.

8 comments

  • Sean

    Really!?! Saying a Honda Motorcycle is like saying a Ford Truck. Is it all model Hondas or something specific (Wings, Valks, &c)

  • Joshua

    I’d be curious to know which are the most stolen motor vehicles if you take the quantity on the road into account.
    Would Accord and Civic still be the top two after you consider there are many many many more of them on the road than probably any of the other eight(possibly more than the other eight combined)?

    I’m not saying the raw numbers aren’t valid, they just don’t tell the whole story.

  • Debra

    I own a 1997 Honda accord and I never locked my doors while I was at work. A girl from work was on lunch and seen a guy in my car. I was about 8 months pregnant and not thinking I just ran out to my car and started asking what he was doing. Good thing he just ran off. But I learned a valuable lesson that day… always lock your doors!

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