These are the top 10 most stolen vehicles in San Antonio

San Antonio police are reporting an increase in car thefts this year

SAN ANTONIO – In just the first five months of the year, 2,515 vehicles have been stolen in San Antonio, according to San Antonio police.

Sergeant Carlos Gonzalez, with SAPD’s vehicle crime unit, said that’s an increase of over 12% compared to this time last year.

“You know, it doesn’t matter what kind of vehicle you drive. All vehicles are potential targets of being stolen or burglarized,” said Sgt. Gonzalez.

Police said Texas ranks in the top three states of vehicle thefts happening most often with people leaving either their keys, fobs, and other valuable items inside.

“Many jurisdictions around the state have reported that a major factor in burglary and stolen vehicles are people leaving their keys inside their vehicles and leaving their vehicles unlocked,” said Sgt. Gonzalez.

This is a list of the top 10 most stolen vehicles in San Antonio:

  1. Dodge Ram
  2. Ford F-250
  3. Chevy Silverado
  4. Ford F-350
  5. Nissan Altima
  6. Toyota Camry
  7. Chevy Tahoe
  8. Toyota Corolla
  9. Ford F-150
  10. Honda Civic

Sgt. Gonzalez said if you drive a pick-up truck in San Antonio your chances of becoming a victim are slightly higher. Full-sized trucks are among the top vehicles stolen.

This weekend, SAPD will provide anyone a free VIN ETCHING service. They will etch the vehicle’s identification number, a unique code used to identify your car, into all of the windows.

Police said the etching makes it harder for crooks to sell parts of your vehicle or sell the vehicle itself.

The event will take place at the H-E-B located on North Loop 1604 near Bandera Road, on Sat. May 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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About the Authors:

Jonathan Cotto is a reporter for KSAT’s Good Morning San Antonio. He’s a bilingual award-winning news reporter and he joined KSAT in 2021. Before coming to San Antonio, Cotto was reporting along the U.S.-Mexico border in South Texas. He’s a veteran of the United States Navy.

Before starting KSAT in 2017, Lee was a photojournalist at KENS 5, where he won a Lone Star Emmy in 2014 for Best Weather Segment. In 2009 and 2010 Lee garnered first-place awards with the Texas Association of Broadcasters for Best Investigative Series in College Station, as well as winning first place for Staff Photojournalism in 2011 at KBTX.