HOUSTON (CBS Houston) On Tuesday, the Houston Police Department released the list of the top ten most stolen vehicles for the month of May, according to data they collected.
As HPD officials release their findings, they urge Houston residents to practice vigilance as well as common sense when it comes to protecting their cars as well as the belongings within vehicles. Officials urge residents to park in well-lit areas when possible and make sure that all doors to the vehicle are locked.
Also, when storing valuables and items in a vehicle, authorities urge residents to either leave the valuables at home or to place them in hidden areas and/or compartments of the car.
The following is the rundown of the “Top Ten” makes of vehicles reported stolen to the Houston Police Department during the month of May 2013:
1. Chevrolet Trucks 173
2. Ford Trucks 156
3. Honda Cars 87
4. Dodge Trucks 83
5. GMC Trucks 40
6. Toyota Cars 39
7. Chevrolet Cars 37
8. Ford Cars 36
9. Dodge Cars 28
10. Nissan Cars 21
Watch related video below from HPD on how to keep your car safe and decrease its likelihood of being stolen.