There was a black 2001 v6 accord with nice rims and a performance exhaust (as far as i know) parked right next to me one night last semester. Next morning I go out, car's gone, didn't think anything of it. Come to find out it was stolen overnight. I was like "Thank God my car is stock or it could have been mine." And this was in a well-lit on campus parking lot.
There are lots of those cars on the road,as opposed to say volvo's,so naturally the numbers are going to be higher.Also japanese cars as a whole are easier to steal and blend in because of the numbers and are in higher demand.