HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - It happens once every 33 seconds, more frequently than any crime the FBI tracks. Auto thefts are on the rise.
Most popular with thieves, at least here in the islands is the Honda Civic. More specifically, State Farm says the 1995 Civic is Hawaii's most stolen vehicle. That's followed by the 1993 Honda Accord and the 1995 Acura Integra.
Nationally, thieves are trending toward a much more expensive ride. If you own a Cadillac Escalade, you're driving around the most popular vehicle among thieves. The Highway Loss Data Institute says, the 2007 to 2009 models have been stolen more than any other vehicle, and thieves go the extra mile to get one.
The SUV has an anti-theft ignition immobilizer that prevents it from being started without a special key. But thieves just haul it away on a flatbed.