The 1994 Honda Accord topped the list of the National Insurance Crime Bureau's compilation of the 10 most-stolen vehicles in the United States. The second-most stolen vehicle was the 1998 Honda Civic.
In Ohio, the most-stolen vehicles were the Dodge Caravan, followed by Chevrolet pickup trucks, according to the ''Hot Wheels'' report released Monday.
The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement officials to the National Crime Information Center and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2011.
The 1994 Honda Accord topped the list of the most-stolen car models in list compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau's.
The Chevrolet Cruze was not in the top 10 on either list, but the Chevy Impala ranked in the top 10 most stolen in both Ohio and Pennsylvania last year, according to the report.
The top 10 places nationally were fairly evenly split in 2011, with five belonging to foreign and the others to U.S. automakers. The most popular models among the domestic brands were Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet pickup trucks, each holding one spot, with the Dodge Caravan and Ford Explorer rounding out the domestic models.
The good news is that, based on preliminary FBI crime statistics, 2011 saw a 3.3 percent reduction from the 737,142 vehicle thefts reported in 2010 - marking the lowest vehicle thefts since 1967.
The vehicles that were most reported stolen in the United States in 2011:
1. 1994 Honda Accord
2. 1998 Honda Civic
3. 2006 Ford pickup (full size)
4. 1991 Toyota Camry
5. 2000 Dodge Caravan
6. 1994 Acura Integra
7. 1999 Chevrolet pickup (full size)
8. 2004 Dodge pickup (full size)
9. 2002 Ford Explorer
10. 1994 Nissan Sentra
Joe Wehrle, NICB president, said that while overall thefts continue to decline, there is an increase in thefts of late model vehicles that theoretically are harder to steal because of "sophisticated key code technology."
"Today's vehicle thieves are typically professional criminals who have figured out how to get the key code for a specific vehicle, have a replacement key made, and steal the vehicle within a matter of days," he said.
Each year NICB, based in Des Plaines, Ill., is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on fighting insurance fraud and vehicle theft. According to information provided by NICB, the organization is supported by more than 1,100 property and casualty insurance companies and self-insured organizations.