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Ford F-250 tops Cadillac Escalade for highest theft rate

A 2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV on display at

(Credit: AP)

For the first time in a decade the Cadillac Escalade is not the vehicle with the highest theft rate in the U.S.

Known for its popularity among rappers and athletes, the Escalade had maintained a theft rate of about 11 claims per 1,000 insured vehicle years since first taking hold of the top spot in 2003.

But among 2010 through 2012 model-year vehicles, the Ford F-250 — a pickup truck...

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