Between 2016-2018, the City of South Pasadena saw an increase in stolen vehicles, but in 2019 there was a 32% decrease in stolen vehicles (59 vehicles were stolen in 2018 and 40 vehicles were stolen in 2019), according to South Pasadena Crime Prevention Officer Richard Lee.
For the 18th consecutive year, Lee said Hondas were the most stolen vehicles in South Pasadena.
The top stolen vehicles in South Pasadena for 2019 were Honda 32%, Chevrolets 20%, Ford 10%, Nissan 8%, Hyundai 7%, Toyota 5% and Cadillac 5%.
Lee said the top vehicles stolen by make and model in South Pasadena in 2019 were Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Nissan Sentra, Hyundai Tucson, and Cadillac Escalade.
Vehicles parked on the street, noted the police officer, accounted for over 65% of the stolen vehicles, followed by vehicles parked in parking lots, carports/garages and driveways.
Of the 40 vehicles stolen in the city, Lee said only six have not been recovered.