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    National Insurance Crime Bureau's Most Stolen Mustangs

    This week the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a special report---
    --Hot WheelsClassics--focusing on Ford Mustang thefts.

    https://www.nicb.org/newsroom/news-r...mustang-thefts


    Thefts vs. Sales

    During the 30-year period from 1981-2011, a total of 4,110,110 Mustangs were sold in the United States.

    However, over the Mustang’s entire lifespan through the end of 2011, a total of 8,450,741 units have been sold in the United States.

    The single year with the most U.S. sales was 1966 with 549,436. Conversely, 2009 logged the fewest Mustang sales reaching only 66,623 units.*


    *All Mustang sales figures provided by Automotive News Data Center.





    Overall, from 1981 through 2011, a total of 411,155 Mustangs were reported stolen.

    The most thefts occurred in 1981 (20,708) and the fewest in 2011 (4,347).


    Model Year Mustang they Stole the Most is the 2000 Mustang





    The following list shows the top 10 most stolen Mustang model years for the period 2001-2011. Overall, a total of 91,152 Mustangs were stolen during this time frame; the top 10 listed below accounts for 45,421 thefts or 50 percent of all thefts during that period

    Model ------------- Number of Thefts
    2000----------------------------7,085
    1995----------------------------6,790
    1998----------------------------5,394
    2001----------------------------5,103
    2002----------------------------4,226
    2003----------------------------3,966
    1994----------------------------3,949
    2004----------------------------3,234
    1996----------------------------3045
    1989----------------------------2,629

    Total----------------------------45,421



    The complete theft data is here. https://www.nicb.org/File%20Library/...-1964-2011.xls

    The NICB, has been in the business of identifying and recovering stolen vehicles since 1912. Their expertise has been sought by law enforcement agencies all over the nation to assist with major auto theft investigations. Frequently, NICB recovers stolen vehicles that have long since been forgotten—except by their owners.
    NICB Reunites Stolen Shelby GT-350 with its Owner

    In 1982, a Mustang owned by a young Marine stationed at Cherry Point, North Carolina, was stolen. This was no ordinary Mustang; it was a 1965 Shelby GT-350. The Marine soon deployed and never saw that car again—until 2007 when an NICB agent contacted him with news that his Mustang was located in Maryland.

    In the intervening years since it was stolen, the Mustang’s true identity—its VIN—had been painstakingly altered and matched with a fraudulent title. It was then sold to an unsuspecting buyer who eventually put a new $12,000 Shelby engine in it.

    See an NICB video on this Mustang investigation and images of the vehicle here:


    The duped owner was contacted in 2007 by the Maryland State Police and an NICB special agent asking to inspect his Shelby. As you can imagine, he was absolutely dazed when they informed him that his prized possession was, in fact, stolen property.

    That young Marine from 1982—now a professional airline pilot—was overjoyed when he was notified that his dream car had been recovered and was in excellent condition. And, in a classy gesture of goodwill—he was not legally required to do so—the pilot gave the former owner a check for $12,000 for the engine.

    Whether or not you own a Shelby Mustang, take steps to protect your vehicle from theft. Although vehicle thefts have been declining in recent years, if it happens to you it can be financially devastating and just an all-around hassle. NICB urges motorists to follow its “layered approach” to auto theft prevention. By employing these simple, low-cost suggestions people can make their vehicles less attractive to thieves.

    NICB’s four layers of protection are:

    Common Sense: Lock your car and take your keys. It’s simple enough, but many thefts occur because owners make it easy for thieves to steal their cars.

    Warning Device: Having and using a visible or audible warning device is another item that can ensure that your car remains where you left it.

    Immobilizing Device: Generally speaking, if your vehicle can’t be started, it can’t be stolen. “Kill” switches, fuel cut-offs and smart keys are among the devices which are extremely effective.

    Tracking Device: A tracking device emits a signal to the police or to a monitoring station when the vehicle is stolen. Tracking devices are very effective in helping authorities recover stolen vehicles. Some systems employ “telematics” which combine GPS and wireless technologies to allow remote monitoring of a vehicle. If the vehicle is moved, the system will alert the owner and the vehicle can be tracked via computer.


    Anyone with information concerning vehicle theft and insurance fraud can report it anonymously by calling toll-free 1-800-TEL-NICB (1-800-835-6422), texting keyword “fraud” to TIP411 (847411) or by visiting our Web site at www.nicb.org.

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    Just a tip, but don't leave your car warming up unattended also.
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    I see people all the time leave their cars running in front of convenience stores.

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    Re: National Insurance Crime Bureau's Most Stolen Mustangs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Gun View Post
    I see people all the time leave their cars running in front of convenience stores.

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    Oh yea. And on a cold morning because they went inside to make their coffee and when they came out the car was gone. Go figure!
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    I've been doing that for fifteen years.....never an issue.....
    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr8snkbite View Post
    I've been doing that for fifteen years.....never an issue.....
    What's your address???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker View Post
    What's your address???
    I know it.









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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe G View Post
    I know it.









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