Garrett Harris 10:11 p.m., May 23
2012 Top Ten Stolen Vehicles Announced (La Cronica, 1/15/13)
MEXICO, DF - Of the 10 most vehicle models stolen during 2012, five are of the Nissan brand, among them Tsuru and Pick-ups that top the list. 22.6% of the total number of insured was of these two Nissan models stolen in 2012 totaling 73,878 units.
The general director of the Mexican Association of Institutions of Insurance (AMIS), Recaredo Arias, reported that the most stolen car was the Tsuru with 12,797 units in 2012, although this figure decreased by 11.9% from 2011.
Meanwhile, 3,954 Nissan brand Pick-ups were stolen last year. This data is also down by 2.6% from 2011. Together these two types of vehicles totaled 16,751 units stolen in all of 2012 equal to 22.6% of the total.
The two vehicles that follow are the 1999-2011 VW Jetta (2,585); Nissan Sentra (1,986); Honda motorcycles (1,351) and Yamaha motorcycles (1,115); followed by Nissan Stakebody trucks (1,076); Nissan Tiida (1,009); Volkswagen Bora (963); and Chevy C20 Trucks (952 units).
During a press conference, Arias Jiménez said the Agency has had no contact with the automaker Nissan since nine months ago, although he will seek to regain contact to implement anti-theft measures in this respect.
The executive said that by vehicle model year, the most stolen were the most recent (2012, 2011 and 2010), followed by cars of years 1993 to 1995.
He added that of the 73,878 insured vehicles stolen in the country, 50,212 were automobiles and 14,163 were commercial vehicles such as light trucks, pick ups or trucks used for transporting goods.
In addition, there were 3,166 stolen motorcycles; 2,799 tractors; 1,496 heavy trucks; 1,971 semi-trailers and 71 buses. http://www.lacronica.com/EdicionEnLinea/Notas/Nacional/15012013/660136.aspx