Canton, Mass. — Car electronics retailers hunting for prospective purchasers of step-up vehicle-security system customers could look to the 2012 list of the top 10 vehicles recovered by LoJack.
For the third year in a row, the Honda Accord was the most stolen and recovered vehicle equipped with a LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System, the company said. The Accord was followed by the Honda Civic, Toyota Camry, Acura Integra, Toyota Corolla, Chevy Silverado, Cadillac Escalade, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Altima and the Chevy Tahoe, in that order.
The data is based on information from 27 states where law-enforcement agencies are equipped with devices that track LoJack transponders hidden in vehicles. Vehicles equipped with LoJack devices were recovered 94 percent of the time in 2012, whereas 2011 FBI data shows the national recovery rate for stolen vehicles is at a 30-year low of 52 percent, the company said.
In 2012, law enforcement officials recovered LoJack-equipped stolen vehicles worth almost $125 million, the company said.