LoJack Presents Auto Theft Recovery Report

LoJack, a company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market more than 20 years ago, released its first 2009 Theft Recovery Report. Last Year, LoJack had a success rate of 90 percent, recovering 11,382 Lojack-equipped vehicles valued at $133 million. These figures are great, as according to the FBI of the 956,846 vehicles stolen in the US, 411,444 were not recovered.

A LoJack is, as you might already know, a transmitter hidden in your vehicle that helps the police track and recover your stolen property, whether it’s a truck, car, motorcycle or trailer.

"Our recovery report reveals some very interesting statistics that highlight the value LoJack's Stolen Vehicle Recovery System brings to vehicle owners," said Patrick Clancy, Vice President of Law Enforcement, LoJack Corporation.

"First of all, our recovery rate greatly surpasses the overall national recovery rate, which has been dropping for the past several years. According to the latest FBI Uniform Crime Report figures, recovery rates for vehicles have plummeted from a high in 1999 of 67 percent to today's low of 57 percent.”

“Yet, over that same period of time, LoJack has continuously delivered a 90 percent success rate -- the best recovery rate in the business. Additionally, beyond the numbers reflected in our 2009 recoveries are the dozens of chop shops we've helped police bust as well as the thousands of non-LoJack equipped vehicles that have been recovered as a result of the LoJack System,” he added.

Following are LoJack's findings for 2009:

Top Makes and Models Stolen and Recovered:
  • Honda Civic
  • Honda Accord
  • Toyota Camry
  • Acura Integra
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Nissan Altima
  • Chevrolet Silverado
  • Ford F-250 series

Top Vehicles Stolen and Recovered (by year):
  • 2000 Honda Civic
  • 1999 Honda Civic
  • 1997 Honda Accord
  • 1998 Honda Civic
  • 1996 Honda Accord
  • 1994 Honda Accord
  • 2007 Toyota Camry
  • 1997 Honda Civic
  • 1995 Honda Accord
  • 1995 Acura Integra

States with the Most Stolen and Recovered Vehicles:
  • California
  • Texas
  • Florida
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Arizona
  • Maryland
  • Nevada
  • Georgia

Most Stolen and Recovered Vehicle Colors:
  • Black
  • White
  • Silver
  • Gray
  • Blue

Other Interesting Recovery Facts:

  • Oldest Recovered Car: 1960 Chevrolet Corvette
  • First Recovery of the Year: 1999 Plymouth Voyager on January 1 at 12:57 a.m.
  • Last Recovery of the Year: 1994 Toyota Corolla on December 31 at 8:23p.m.
  • Most Vibrant Colored Cars: Pink Cadillac Deville and pink Honda Accord
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