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Here are metro Denver's top 10 stolen vehicles for 2020

Pickup trucks make up a larger portion of the list than in years past.

DENVER — The Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force (C-MATT) has released a list of the most stolen cars in the Denver metro for 2020, and pickup trucks dominate the list.

Lakewood Police Department (LPD) warns that stolen vehicles are often used in other crimes and offer residents tips to protect their vehicles.

Here is the breakdown of stolen cars from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020:

  1. Chevrolet Silverado (99-07) - 1,145 thefts
  2. Honda Civic (95-00) - 956 thefts
  3. Honda Accord (92-97) 924 thefts
  4. Ford F-250 (99-06) - 923 thefts
  5. GMC Sierra (99-07) - 602 thefts
  6. Ford F-150 (95, 97-98, 11-14, 19) - 561 thefts
  7. Ford F-350 (99-06) - 525 thefts
  8. Ram 1500 (98-05, 19) - 493 thefts
  9. Hyundai Sonata (11-17) - 460 thefts
  10. Honda CR-V (97-01) - 413 thefts

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The 2020 list changed quite a bit from earlier in 2020. This is the list of vehicles that were reported stolen from Jan.1 to March 31:

1. Honda Civic (97-00) - 135 total thefts

2. Ford F-250 (99-04) - 113 total thefts

3. Honda Accord (95-97) - 104 total thefts

4. Chevrolet Silverado (00, 04-06) - 88 total thefts

5. Ford F-150 (95-98, 13-19) - 70 total thefts

6. Ford F-350 (04-06) - 67 total thefts

7. GMC Sierra (01-03) - 57 total thefts

8. Jeep Cherokee (98-01) - 50 total thefts

9. Subaru Forester (02-05) - 47 total thefts

10. Subaru Impreza (02-05) - 47 total thefts

Below is a breakdown of the number of vehicles stolen in some metro Denver cities in 2020, as well as some numbers of reported thefts so far in 2021:

Colorado

Statewide, there were 27,941 motor vehicle thefts in 2020, compared to 20,204 in 2019, 20,913 in 2018 and 19,609 in 2017, according to data from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority.

Denver

In 2020, the number of stolen vehicles in Denver was 8,308, up from 5,226 in 2019, according to Denver Police Dept. (DPD) data.

Aurora 

Data from the Aurora Police Dept. showed 3,613 vehicles in the city were stolen in 2020. Aurora saw 595 car thefts between Jan. 1, 2021, and Feb. 10, 2021. Aurora Police recorded 445 car thefts this January, a 98% increase over thefts reported in Jan. 2020.

Lakewood


In 2020, Lakewood Police saw 1,436 car thefts, according to Public Information Officer John Romero. Lakewood has seen 206 motor vehicle thefts from Jan. 1 to Feb. 6, compared to 60 thefts during the same time in 2020.

Arvada

Arvada saw an average of 446 motor vehicle thefts from 2017 to 2019, APD Det. J. Glynn said. In 2020, there were 572 motor vehicle thefts, up 28% from the previous three-year average.

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