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Grand Theft Auto in Real Life: Most Stolen Car in the USA 2024 Best Odds

by Scott Kacsmar
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Ford Pickup

Remember the days of popping in Grand Theft Auto III and stealing a Banshee to have the fastest, coolest car in the game? Well, some people have that mindset in the real world too, as there is a car stolen roughly every 31 seconds in the United States.

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), there were 283 cases of stolen cars for every 100,000 people in America in 2022. That equates to about a million stolen cars in a year, and this is a number that has been on the rise since the pandemic.

Believe it or not, you can bet on stolen car props in the United States for 2024. One of our favorite online betting sites, BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review to learn more) has a few available markets and we are going to offer our best bet for each below.

If you are thinking about placing your bets, then getting together your team a la Nic Cage in Gone in Sixty Seconds and boosting these cars to win your bets, please don’t do that. Stick to the video games.

Note: Outcome of these bets will be based on the data provided by the NICB later this year.

How Many Full-Size Pickups in the Top 10?

full sized pickup

Our first market from BetOnline is looking at how many full-size pickups make the top 10 list for stolen cars in 2024:

  • Over 2.5 Full-Size Pickups (-200)
  • Under 2.5 Full-Size Pickups (+150)

According to the NICB, no vehicles were stolen more often in 2022 than a couple of full-size pickups in the Chevrolet Pickup (49,903) and Ford Pickup (48,175). This is by a considerable margin too as the next-closest vehicle was a Honda Civic (27,113).

If we look at data from 2021, we see the same results in the top 3 with the full-size pickups at just under 50,000 each and the No. 3 Honda Civic at 31,673 thefts. Data from before the pandemic supports this as well. In 2019, the Ford Pickup (38,938) was the most stolen and the Chevrolet Pickup was ranked No. 3 at 32,583 thefts.

So, it looks like we can trust that the Ford and Chevrolet pickups will rank very high on this top 10 for 2024. But what about a 3rd choice to get us to the over, which is favored to hit?

In recent years, there have been a total of 3 or 4 full-size pickups in the top 10 stolen cars list. The GMC Pickup was the No. 6 car in 2021 and the No. 9 in 2019. Also in 2019, the Dodge Pickup came in at No. 8 with 11,292 thefts. Even if we go back to 2016 with the NICB data, there were 3 full-size pickups in the top 10 that year with the Ford, Chevrolet, and Doge.

It makes sense too as they are bigger vehicles and more likely to earn better money for their parts. We feel confident in taking the over on this one.

Pick: Over 2.5 Full-Size Pickups (-200) at BetOnline

How Many Honda’s in the Top 10?

Honda Civic

Our next betting market from BetOnline is looking at how many Honda brand cars make the top 10 list for stolen cars in 2024:

  • Over 2.5 Honda Cars (-200)
  • Under 2.5 Honda Cars (+150)

As we observed in the previous section, full-size pickups have been the most common stolen cars in recent years. But for smaller cars, the Honda Civic and Honda Accord are often right near the top of the list each year.

In fact, back in 2016, the Honda Accord (50,427 thefts) and Honda Civic (49,547 thefts) were the most stolen vehicles that year. In 2019, they were both stolen over 30,000 times to rank in the top 4 that year.

Once again, we feel beyond sold that the Honda Civic and Accord will be high on the list, but what is that 3rd Honda car to get the over to hit? In recent years, the Honda CR-V is usually the one that puts it over 2.5 Honda’s.

  • In 2022, the Honda-CRV was No. 10 in thefts (13,832)
  • In 2021, the Honda-CRV was No. 8 in thefts (13,308)
  • In 2020, the Honda-CRV was No. 9 in thefts (12,309)
  • In 2019, the Honda-CRV was No. 10 in thefts (10.094)

It tends to barely make the list, but 4 years in a row feels like a strong enough trend combined with the odds that we will go over on this one too.

Pick: Over 2.5 Honda Cars (-200) at BetOnline

Most Stolen Car in the US in 2024

Chevrolet Pickup

Finally, our favorite betting market from BetOnline is which will be the most stolen car in the United States in 2024:

  • Chevrolet Full-Size Pickup (+100)
  • Ford Full-Size Pickup (+120)
  • Kia Optima (+2000)
  • GMC Full-Size Pickup (+2000)
  • Honda Accord (+2500)
  • Honda Civic (+3300)
  • Hyundai Sonata (+3300)
  • Hyundai Elantra (+3300)
  • Toyota Camry (+5000)
  • Honda CR-V (+5000)

If we combine our research from the previous sections with this top 10 list of vehicles, we feel pretty good about there being over 2.5 full-size pickups and over 2.5 Honda cars in the top 10 stolen cars list for 2024.

But when it comes to picking the model that gets stolen the most in 2024, it clearly comes down to picking between those popular full-size pickups in the Chevrolet and Ford.

It was the Ford at No. 1 in 2019 and 2020. It was the Chevrolet at No. 1 in 2021 and 2022. But the numbers were close (within 2,000 thefts) each year.

With the Chevrolet increasing its lead over the Ford by almost 1,800 thefts, we are going to roll with the Chevrolet one more time for the most stolen vehicles in 2024 as well. Maybe by 2025 the thieves will move onto something new.

Pick: Chevrolet Full-Size Pickup (+100) at BetOnline

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Scott Kacsmar
NFL football picks are Scott Kacsmar's expertise, serving as his main focus. He has contributed to various sports websites and blogs, such as NBC Sports, ESPN Insider, FiveThirtyEight, and, JoeWager. Originating from Pittsburgh, Scott maintains a love-hate connection with the Pirates.

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