Luxury car theft report: Maryland, Virginia, DC rank in top 15
In a ranking where you dont want high scores, Maryland ranks 10th among states in number of luxury vehicle thefts, Virginia 13th and DC 15th according to a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
California had the most luxury vehicles stolen in the period studied (2009-2012), while South Dakota and Wyoming had one theft each.
Mercedes was the most popular brand among thieves, as three of its models were in the top 10. In order, the top 10 were: Mercedes-Benz C Class, BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G Series, Mercedes-Benz E Class, Cadillac CTS, BMW 5 Series, Lincoln MKZ, Acura TSX, Lexus IS and Mercedes-Benz S Class.
Compact luxury models had the most thefts, followed by midsized luxury and premium luxury. The study found that 16.3 percent of the stolen vehicles were not recovered.Download Bulletin PDF