Ten Most Stolen Vehicles in CanadaMarch 6, 2018
The hot wheels that thieves target
Your car insurance rate is determined, in part, by the likelihood that it will be stolen. The more likely a thief is to target the type of car you drive, the more it will likely cost you to insure. And, while you should always try to protect yourself from being the victim of auto theft, there are some automobiles that thieves like best. Is your set of wheels a hot set of wheels in the eyes of thieves?
Every year, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) releases a list of the 10 most frequently stolen vehicles in Canada. Based on actual insurance claims data, the following vehicles made the IBC’s latest hot wheels list.
Top 10 most stolen vehicles in Canada
Drivers of the Ford F-series trucks beware. For the fourth year in a row, Ford pickup trucks dominate the list. Last year, Ford’s trucks took seven of the top 10 spots and this year they take eight!
|1||2015||Lexus GX460 4-Door AWD SUV|
|2||2007||Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup|
|3||2006||Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup|
|4||2005||Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup|
|5||2001||Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup|
|6||2003||Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup|
|7||2004||Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup|
|8||2016||Toyota 4Runner 4-Door 4WD SUV|
|9||2002||Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup|
|10||2006||Ford F-250 Super Duty 4WD Pickup|
“Between 2015 and 2016, motor vehicle theft across Canada was down slightly to just over 78,000 cases,” said Dan Service, Acting National Director, Investigative Services, IBC. “After two years of increased reports of auto theft, 2016 saw a 1% decline. The biggest increases were in Yukon where stolen vehicle numbers are up 22%, Nunavut where they are up 18%, and Saskatchewan where they are up 15%.”
Did you know?
According to the IBC, an experienced thief can steal your car in less than a minute. Yet, too many of us make it easy for thieves. With this in mind, heed the following IBC suggested theft deterrent precautions to minimize the chance your vehicle will be stolen:
- Never leave your vehicle running unattended.
- Park in a well-lit area.
- Always close your car windows, lock the doors, and pocket and protect your keys.
- Put your valuables and packages in the trunk, where they’re out of sight.
- Keep your car in the garage at night.
In addition, the IBC recommends that you take your insurance and ownership documents with you when you park your vehicle. The reason? To minimize the risk of identity theft.
For additional tips on how to limit the chances of your car being stolen, read the ComparaSave article, How to Prevent Becoming a Victim of Car Theft.
Auto theft and your car insurance
Chances are, if your car is on the IBC’s list of the most stolen, your auto insurance rate already reflects that it’s more likely to be stolen. Paying a higher premium however, doesn’t have to be a fact of life and the best way to save on your coverage, and ensure you’re not overpaying for it is by shopping around. At ComparaSave.com you can easily compare quotes from our network over 30 insurance providers to find the best rates, no matter what vehicle you drive. Compare quotes to see how much you could be saving on your auto insurance rates today.