Consider the Toyota Prius. Loved by hemp-wearing spinster aunts from coast to coast, yet disdained by car thieves across the land. How can something so sought after be so unwanted by those with no standards?
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the theft rate for a Prius from the model years of 2008 to 2010 is one in 606, which is remarkably better than the one-in-78-rate average for all cars on the roads.
Many feel that crooks avoid Priuses because their parts are harder to sell since they are not interchangeable with the parts from other cars. Talking about just that, Frank Scafidi, spokesman for the NICB, said, “It could be that auto thieves are going to steal something for which there generally a market need for the parts.”