These enticing features are not lost on car thieves, which is why the National Insurance Crime Bureau reports Corvettes as some of the hottest hot wheels in the country, with one in ten Corvettes stolen over the last 30 years.
Between 1953 and 2011, NCIB estimates there were 134,731 Corvette thefts, but theft reporting was only consistent once VIN reporting protocols were established in 1981. From 1981-2011, a total of 90,427 Corvettes were reported stolen in the United States and Puerto Rico.
- Model Year 1984, thefts: 8,554
- Model Year 1981, thefts: 8,264
- Model Year 1979, thefts: 6,399
- Model Year 1985, thefts: 6,348
- Model Year 1980, thefts: 6,331
Where is the most dangerous place to own a Corvette? NICB reports the sunny states are rife with Corvette thieves, with California topping the list.
Top 5 States for Corvette Theft between 1981-2011:
- California, 14,002 thefts
- Florida, 8,731 thefts
- Texas, 8,198 thefts
- New York, 7,926 thefts
- Michigan, 5,467 thefts
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