American drivers are traveling less and keeping their cars longer. But for some, those statistics are working against them.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau's "Hot Wheels" report lists the most stolen vehicles in 2011. The data is collected from crime reports from around the country.
The 1994 Honda Accord topped the list for the fourth straight year. The 1998 Honda Civic, 2006 Ford Pickup, 1991 Toyota Camry and 2000 Dodge Caravan follow suit.
We asked some Bay County experts to interpret the data. Tim Schroeder with Panhandle Key & Safe says several cars on the list have the older style keys, to steal the cars.
"If they have some of the older cars without the transponder technology, then they can probably visit a stereo shop that can put in an after market alarm system on there with a starter interrupt." Schroeder says.
Although keys may be part of the issue, Panama City Police Spokesman Lt. Robert Luther says carelessness may also contribute to the thefts. "Humans are just a creature of habit and you just have to break that habit."
The list of cars found on Florida's most stolen vehicles varies from the national list, but there are some similarities.
To see the full report visit: NICB Report