I'm sorry but why should you let some tea leaf influence what type of car you choose to own?
It's bad enough that they already influence your decision partially by the increase in insurance premiums for some cars, but to also allow them to affect your purchase choice because there is a higher probability they may choose to steal the car you wish to drive over another is ludicrous. How far do you take this decision, do you end up choosing a Mondeo over a Mazda 6 because even though they are the same car the Mazda6 is more desirable to tea leaf's ?
Don't forget you only tend to hear about all the cars which are stolen, not the hundreds which aren't, and out of all those which are stolen how many are actually aggrivated ?
Life can be short, so why let some scum dictate what you do with it.