Once upon a time, I used to pay attention to the lists of "most frequently stolen cars", partly because I parked a Porsche on the street in Atlanta every night, but mostly just out of curiosity. Back then, the top four or five invariably contained such unexpected luminaries as the Toyota Camry and the Honda Civic. This is because these cars, being terrifically common, were in demand with chop shops.
So it was kind of a surprise when this latest blurb from the Highway Loss Data Institute wafted over the digital transom. A top 10 full of luxury SUV's? The Infiniti G37 parked at #3? The Nissan Armada? I mean, I can't remember the last time I saw a Nissan Armada.
Did somebody at the AP misread a press release and this is a loss-rate list and not an absolute frequency list? (I mean, if somebody steals one Bugatti Veyron, it'd probably vault to the top of the theft-per-vehicle list...) Or have all the chop shops gone out of business in the last decade?
What am I missing?