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Date: 04/08/10 12:03 PM

29 Responses to The Numbers Behind Your Stolen Car [Infographic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    Link: The Numbers Behind Your Stolen Car - In the time it took you to read this sentence, a car was stolen--maybe yours.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    yay i is learning!
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    AntEconomist Male 40-49
    356 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    What matters is the number stolen as a percentage of the number that exist. Of course a lot of F-150s are stolen -- F-150s outnumber each of the other brands. Also, one-third of thefts occurring in CA and TX isn`t remarkable -- 20% of Americans live in those two states.
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    BizahrClover Female 70 & Over
    255 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    More than 1/3 auto insurance claims are fraudulent..
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    How can you steal an airbag?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    vv Pretty easily and quickly that`s why they pick to steal them.
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    ...People steal airbags? Well then lol. I didn`t know that xD

    Also, the "lojack" I thought it said loljack >.>
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    jasonfly Male 13-17
    12 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    True story:
    My brother had a `94 or `95 accord.
    It was stolen, but thankfully they just drove it around for awhile, took the radio, and gave it back.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    Someone stole my car in `88. I`m still ripped about it.
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    Nurcowski Male 18-29
    264 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    are you trying to say that it took me 33 seconds to read your 16 words sentence?
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    Eak Male 13-17
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    April 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    The Airbag thing really puzzled me. I understand how, but why?
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    maxxb117 Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    "_kiersten_: Also, the "lojack" I thought it said loljack >.>"

    Me too...
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm
    airbags?
    what?
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    AQXauror Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    Oddly enough, my home is in Elmira, NY. I`ve never heard of cars being stolen, but I thought that was just normal xD.

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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    I can`t look past the fact that they used a 96-98 Civic picture trying to pass it off as a 95 Civic...
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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1427 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    "The Airbag thing really puzzled me. I understand how, but why?"

    Demand. Since buying new airbags costs $1000 or even more, selling them for $150-$200 incites people to buy them more.

    Replacement airbags cost more than most high-end speaker systems. They cost almost as much as a used transmission or a semi-decent engine.

    And without airbags, your blue-book value of your car decreases significantly.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    Watching program about Drugs last night, Phoenix has the world`s highest kidnap rate outside of Mexico City - just over one person every day on average.
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    April 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    Well the most common stolen cars bit is not surprising-they all rank among the most popular cars in the US so it follows they will be the most stolen.
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    shpook Male 18-29
    67 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 7:46 pm
    I`m a mechanic, and I`ll vouch for the cost of the airbags. Some basic passenger side bags can go for as little as $600. But there are some airbags on the driver side that will have the horn(and sometimes other functions) built in, and will go upwards of $1300.

    There were problems here in south Florida with shop removing airbags and just using a resistor across the connector.

    People were also climbing underneath pickup trucks with a Sawzall, cutting out the cats, and selling them for $100.
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    EvilGrouse Male 30-39
    454 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    Who`s out there stealing `89 Toyota Camrys?
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 8:04 pm
    I bet the stolen airbag market goes to supply people who`ve had their airbags stolen.
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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
    197 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    I TL;DR`d the former posts, so I hope this hasn`t already been stated...
    I wonder how many `94 Accords were actually made. Cause if you think about it, even if 58% were recovered and returned, there are still (over the course of 16ish years) SOME Accords either getting stolen more than once (possible) or getting stolen from the thieves themselves (possible). That`s kind of a funny thing. That or these infographics are just tarded. Just saying.
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    enthrzn Male 18-29
    43 posts
    April 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm
    Am I the only that noticed the "95 Civic" pictured is actually a 96-98?
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 1:17 am
    > enthrzn
    > Am I the only that noticed the "95 Civic" pictured is actually a 96-98?

    lol dude, you take cars way too seriously. Get a life. Hang on the internet. Wait a minute..
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    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 4:52 am
    >enthrzn
    Nope, you ain`t the only one.
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    flah1342 Male 18-29
    1 post
    April 9, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    <---selling air bags for 95 honda civics, 89 toyota camrys, 97 F-150`s and 04 dodge rams. price ranges from 150-200 dollars each.
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm
    ..wha- what the drat would you want with an airbag outside of your vehicle?
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    xXKaryXx Female 13-17
    635 posts
    April 13, 2010 at 9:22 am
    i drive a 2004 f-150

    will that get stolen too??

    D;

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