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Most stolen vehicles: Texans love pickup trucks, so do thieves

Published On: Mar 08 2013 08:09:52 AM CST
Updated On: Mar 08 2013 08:13:11 AM CST
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DALLAS (AP) -

What the TV ads touting Texans' love of pickup trucks won't tell you is that so do Texas thieves.
    
Ford, Chevy and Dodge pickups top the Texas Department of Public Safety's list of vehicles most reported as stolen last year.
    
The Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority and its vehicle crime task forces say the latest results continue a years-long trend supporting the popularity of pickups.
    
Fourth on the list is the subcompact Honda Civic, followed by a full-size SUV, the Chevrolet Tahoe.
    
Rounding out the top 10 are the Honda Accord, GMC pickup, Chevy Impala, Toyota Camry and Ford Taurus.
    
The prevention authority, part of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, says confirmed vehicle thefts cost Texans more than any other single crime, topping $621 million in 2011.

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Top 10 vehicles reported stolen in Texas in 2012

HOUSTON (AP) - Here are the 10 vehicles most reported as stolen in Texas in 2012:

1. Ford pickup

2. Chevrolet pickup

3. Dodge pickup

4. Honda Civic

5. Chevrolet Tahoe

6. Honda Accord

7. GMC pickup

8. Chevrolet Impala

9. Toyota Camry

10. Ford Taurus

Source: Texas Department of Public Safety figures released by the Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority