These Are the Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in Canada in 2020

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Credit: Insurance Bureau of Canada

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has released a list of the top 10 stolen vehicles across Canada.

As per IBC, there is a growing trend of vehicles stolen for street racing and illegal gatherings. Electronic auto theft is on the rise across the country as car thieves are getting more sophisticated with the theft is happening from your driveways. Along with high-end SUV’s are stolen for export, vehicles are also given false vehicle identification numbers and sold to unsuspecting consumers.

 

2020 List of Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in Canada

Model Year

Make

Model

Body Style

Count

2018

HONDA

CR-V 4DR AWD

SUV

350

2017

LEXUS

RX350/RX450h 4DR AWD

SUV

258

2017

HONDA

CR-V 4DR AWD

SUV

247

2018

LEXUS

RX350/RX350L/RX450h/RX450hL 4DR AWD

SUV

200

2018

FORD

F150 4WD

PU

199

2019

HONDA

CR-V 4DR AWD

SUV

161

2018

TOYOTA

HIGHLANDER 4DR 4WD

SUV

158

2017

TOYOTA

HIGHLANDER 4DR 4WD

SUV

155

2019

LEXUS

RX350/RX350L/RX450h/RX450hL 4DR AWD

SUV

146

2017

DODGE

RAM 1500 4WD

PU

141

 

Top 10 Vehicles Stolen in Alberta

 

While SUV’s like Honda CRV and Toyota Highlander are the most stolen vehicles across the country, in Alberta, Ford F-series and Dodge Ram trucks are the most popular vehicles among car thieves.

  1. 2006 FORD F350 SD 4WD
  2. 2007 FORD F350 SD 4WD
  3. 2004 FORD F350 SD 4WD
  4. 2005 FORD F350 SD 4WD
  5. 2017 DODGE/RAM RAM 1500 4WD
  6. 2014 DODGE RAM 1500 4WD
  7. 2003 FORD F350 SD 4WD
  8. 2018 FORD F150 4WD
  9. 2013 FORD F150 4WD
  10. 2013 DODGE RAM 1500 4WD

Top 10 Vehicles Stolen in Ontario

 

Lexus and Honda vehicles dominate the list in Ontario and most vehicles are stolen for export by organized crime groups. The Project Seagull investigation which was conducted in partnership with the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) and the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) found that high-end vehicles were being stolen and “chopped” for parts that thieves sold on the black market.

  1. 2017 LEXUS RX350/RX450h 4DR AWD
  2. 2018 LEXUS RX350/RX350L/RX450h/RX450hL 4DR AWD
  3. 2018 HONDA CR-V 4DR AWD
  4. 2018 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4DR 4WD
  5. 2019 LEXUS RX350/RX350L/RX450h/RX450hL 4DR AWD
  6. 2016 LEXUS RX350/RX450h 4DR AWD
  7. 2017 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4DR 4WD
  8. 2017 HONDA CR-V 4DR AWD
  9. 2019 HONDA CR-V 4DR AWD
  10. 2018 HONDA ACCORD 4DR

Top 10 Vehicles Stolen in Atlantic Canada

 

In Atlantic Canada, the Chevrolet Silverado is the most-stolen vehicle.

  1. 2017 CHEVROLET/GMC SILVERADO/SIERRA 1500 4WD
  2. 2018 FORD F150 4WD
  3. 2014 DODGE RAM 1500 4WD
  4. 2016 FORD F150 4WD
  5. 2011 DODGE RAM 1500 4WD
  6. 2018 CHEVROLET/GMC SILVERADO/SIERRA 1500 4WD
  7. 2011 FORD F150 4WD
  8. 2015 HONDA CIVIC 4DR
  9. 2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE 4DR
  10. 2016 CHEVROLET/GMC SILVERADO/SIERRA 1500 4WD

How to Prevent Auto Theft

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Credit: Insurance Bureau of Canada

According to IBC there are a number of steps Canadians can take to help protect themselves from becoming a victim of auto theft. These include:

  • Don’t leave a keyless entry remote in a vehicle or unprotected at the front entrance of your home. Thieves can use wireless transmitters to intercept the signal, giving them access to the vehicle. Consider storing fobs in a protective box or bag in your home that blocks the radio frequency identification (RFID) signal.
  • Install an immobilizing device that prevents thieves from bypassing the ignition and hot-wiring a vehicle. This can include devices that require wireless ignition authentication or starter, ignition and fuel pump disablers.
  • Install a tracking device that emits a signal to police or a monitoring station if a vehicle is stolen.
  • Don’t make your vehicle an easy target:
  • Never leave a vehicle running when unattended.
  • Lock the doors and close all windows when the vehicle is parked.
  • Make sure to park in well-lit areas or in the garage.
  • Use a visible or audible device that shows thieves a vehicle is protected.
  • Consider using a deterrent like a steering-wheel or brake-pedal lock.
  • Don’t leave personal information, like insurance and ownership documents, in the glove box of your vehicle when parked.

IBC says automobile theft costs Canadians close to $1 billion. This includes $542 million for insurers to fix or replace stolen vehicles, $250 million in police, health care and court system costs and millions more for correctional services. More information is available here.

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