I wish that they'd break-down their theft reports based on the platform generation of a vehicle, rather than based on model year, given that interchange usually is smooth between same-platform models across several years. A '94 Integra and an '01 Integra should be lumped-in together, and an '02 Dodge Ram should be lumped in with an '08.
You're absolutely right about that. Though people would then want the generational differences annotated. And others would nitpick about what's a significant change. Eh, you can't please 'em all.