On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer renewed his call for a federal crackdown on auto thefts, given a 19% rise in the crime in New Jersey so far in 2022 that followed a 22% jump in 2021.
Each year, the National Insurance Crime Bureau publishes its "Hot Wheels" list of the most frequently stolen vehicles across the country, with older-model Chevrolet and Ford full-size pickup trucks topping the national tally in 2021 for the second year in a row.
NICB also tracks state-level data, and seven of the top 10 most-stolen cars nationally also show up on New Jersey's list.
Together, New Jersey's top 10 accounted for more than a quarter of the 14,000-plus vehicles Gottheimer said were stolen across the Garden State last year. Here they are, from No. 10 down to No. 1.
New Jersey's 'Hot Wheels': The 10 most stolen cars in 2021
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