(TruthAndLiberty.com) – A new social media challenge has resulted in police officials warning Kia and Hyundai owners about the possibility of their cars being stolen. The trend is encouraging users to go out and steal cars belonging to these two brands before posting videos of their escapades.
On Monday, the FBI stated that motor vehicle thefts have officially had a double-digit increase since 2022. In the United States from 2021 to 2022 there was a 10.9 percent spike, while the FBI noted that last year the number of stolen vehicles had nearly reached the one million mark.
The FBI released a wider set of data relating to U.S. crime, including information about motor vehicle thefts.
In a separate report, it was suggested that certain vehicle brands and models were being targeted more often than orders.
The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) reported that the car that has been stolen the most times is the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, specifically the models released from 2020 to 2022. Other models found in the top five included the Infiniti Q50 4dr, Dodge Charger HEMI, the Land Rover Range Rover 4dr 4WD, and the Dodge Challenger. In order to determine the frequency of thefts per model the HLDI examines the frequency of thefts based on the number of claims for every 1,000 insured vehicles each year.
In July, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) stated that in 2022 the most commonly stolen vehicles were the Honda Civic, the full-sized Chevrolet Pickup, and the full-sized Ford Pickup.
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