What is the most often stolen car in North Carolina? It's a 13-year-old standard, known for its reliability.
The National Crime Bureau says the 1996 Honda Accord tops the list of most stolen cars in the state for last year, followed by the 1995 Honda Civic.
Nationally, the '94 Accord tops the list, followed by the '95 Civic.
According to the NICB, the older cars are targeted because parts can be stripped from a car at a chop shop and sold for at least twice as much as the value of the vehicle on the used car market. They say newer model vehicles are typically more difficult to steal due to anti-theft technology.