LoJack Releases Fourth Annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report
Honda Accord Most Stolen and Recovered Vehicle in 2012; Nearly $125 Million in
Vehicle Value Successfully Recovered by LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System
CANTON, Mass., March 21, 2013
CANTON, Mass., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ:
LOJN) today released its fourth annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report*, which
reviews auto theft trends over the past year that are specific to vehicles
equipped with a LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. In 2012 alone, law
enforcement officials recovered nearly $125 million in stolen vehicles that
were installed with a LoJack® device.
For the third year in a row, the Honda Accord was ranked as the most stolen
and recovered vehicle equipped with a LoJack system. The following were the
top 10 "most stolen and recovered" vehicles in 2012:
1. Honda Accord – Most Stolen Vehicle 6. Chevy Silverado
2. Honda Civic 7. Cadillac Escalade
3. Toyota Camry 8. Nissan Maxima
4. Acura Integra 9. Nissan Altima
5. Toyota Corolla 10. Chevy Tahoe
"According to the most recent reports from the FBI, a vehicle is stolen every
44 seconds**. Today's report data reveals that cars, trucks and SUVs equipped
with LoJack devices were recovered 94 percent of the time in 2012," said
Patrick Clancy, the Vice President of Law Enforcement for LoJack Corporation.
"Such a significant recovery success rate – which is even more impressive as
the national recovery rate for stolen vehicles is at a 30-yearlow of 52% --
is a direct result of the LoJack system's proven technology and integration
with law enforcement. Based on the latest data, a stolen car not equipped
with a LoJack system is eight times more likely to not be recovered. Unlike
other location-based systems, LoJack Police Tracking Computers can find
vehicles in some of the most isolated locations, including shipping containers
about to depart the United States."
Additional noteworthy findings of stolen and recovered vehicles equipped with
a LoJack device in 2012 included:
oMost Stolen and Recovered New Models (2012):
2.Ford F-250 Pickup
oTop 10 States with the Highest Thefts and Recoveries in 2012: California,
Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Arizona, Maryland,
Georgia and Washington (respectively).
oOldest Stolen Vehicle Recovered: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air
oMost Expensive Stolen Vehicle Recovered: 2009 Bentley Brooklands worth
oFirst Recovery of the Year: 2008 Chevy Silverado on January 1st at 12:53
oLast Recovery of the Year: 2007 Audi A4 on Dec 31st at 10:37 p.m.
oPercentage Increase of Stolen Hybrids Recovered in 2012 versus 2011: 7.5%
oMost Common Color Stolen and Recovered: Black
oLeast Common Color Stolen and Recovered: Blue
"The findings released today in the LoJack Vehicle Theft Recovery Report prove
two things: today's thieves are highly skilled professionals and that the
LoJack recovery device can be highly effective in thwarting their attempts,"
said Clancy. "LoJack's data doesn't lie; there is significant value in every
single LoJack device sold. They help recover thousands of stolen cars, trucks
and SUVs each year."
For more information and details about key recoveries that resulted from the
LoJack system -- including those mentioned in the 2012 LoJack Vehicle Theft
Recovery Report -- please visit the LoJack Auto Theft Blog.
*About the Report
The 2012 LoJack Vehicle Theft Recovery Report is gathered from data provided
by 27 states via Nlets as well as California law enforcement, and is specific
to stolen cars, trucks and SUVs that were recovered between January to
December 2012 as a result of the LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System.
About LoJack Corporation
LoJack Corporation, the company that has helped more than nine million people
protect their vehicles in the event of theft over the past 25+ years, today
provides safety, security and protection for an ever-growing range of valuable
assets and people. Leveraging its core strengths, including its well-known
brand, direct integration with law enforcement and dealer distribution
network, LoJack Corporation is expanding into new areas across the continuum
from theft deterrence to recovery. The Company is focusing on creating a new
level of value for its dealer, customer and investor communities by delivering
innovative offerings, multiple technologies in expanding geographies. For more
information, visit www.lojack.com, www.autotheftblog.com,
**2012 FBI Uniform Crime Report
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