There was no change in the number of stolen vehicles in 2018 compared to 2017 in South Pasadena, according to local police officials.
In both years, South Pasadena Crime Prevention Officer Richard Lee said 59 vehicles were stolen.
For the 17th consecutive year, Honda’s were the most popular vehicle stolen in South Pasadena.
Honda’s accounted for 36% of the vehicles stolen in the city with Toyotas second accounting for 19%.
Fords were again the third most popular vehicle stolen, accounting for 12% with Chevy and Hyundai completing the top five vehicles taken by thieves.
By make and model, Honda Accord again tops the list of vehicles stolen in South Pasadena, followed by the Honda Civic and the Toyota Camry.
“While sedans were by far the most popular type of vehicle stolen, the number of pick-up trucks are increasing,” explained Lee. “There were seven Fords that were stolen and all were pick-up trucks.”
Like in previous years, Lee said the majority of the vehicles stolen were made in the 1990s to early 2000s, noting “Over 50% of the vehicles stolen in the city were parked on the street followed by vehicles parked in parking lots, carports and driveways.”
Lee said vehicles stolen in South Pasadena were used for “joyriding” purposes, as only five vehicles were not recovered.