DENVER (CBS4) – Coloradans love their Subarus and so do car thieves, apparently.
The number of Subarus stolen in the Centennial State has risen every year since 2014 and is on track to do the same in 2017.
12,009 Statewide auto thefts
333 Statewide Subaru thefts
15,070 statewide auto thefts
18,047 statewide auto thefts
9,420 statewide auto thefts
Data from the Metro Auto Theft Task Force (above) show last year thieves drove off with nearly 800 Subarus. So far this year roughly 530 have been stolen.
Officials say even though Subaru thefts are spiking, the cars most coveted by crooks in Colorado are the Honda Civic and Honda Accord.
The following information about car theft was released this week by the Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force:
Additional resources on auto theft prevention are available online through Coloradans Against Auto Theft at lockdownyourcar.org.