Top Ten Stolen Vehicles In Canada

Written by on 2016-09-27 8:48 AM . It has 2 Comments.

Every year thousands of vehicles are stolen. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, each year auto theft costs Canadians $1 billion. Costs to fix or replace vehicles, policing costs, health care costs, and court and correctional service costs all add up to one big bill.

What Prompts a Thief to Steal a Vehicle?

There are a few reasons thieves target vehicles to steal. Sometimes it’s nothing more than a crime of opportunity; a car door left unlocked and the thieves go for a joyride. The problem with joyrides is they are typically reckless and could end up getting people hurt or killed. Other times it is for a specific purpose.

Some car thieves ship vehicles abroad where they can sell that car for far higher than the original market value.

Sometimes thieves put a fake VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on a stolen car and then attempt to sell it to an unsuspecting consumer.

Some cars are brought to a ‘chop shop’ where they are taken apart and sold for parts.

Sometimes stolen cars are used to commit other crimes. They are typically severely damaged and then abandoned.

Top 10 Stolen Cars In Canada:

Rank           Model
1                  2005 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
2                  2006 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
3                  2007 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
4                  2006 CADILLAC ESCALADE 4DR 4WD SUV
5                  2003 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
6                  2006 FORD F250 SD 4WD PU
7                  2001 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
8                  2004 FORD F250 SD 4WD PU
9                  2007 FORD F250 SD 4WD PU
10                2001 FORD F250 SD 4WD PU

Top 10 Stolen Cars In Ontario

Rank            Model
1                   2003 CADILLAC ESCALADE 4DR 4WD SUV
2                   2010 ACURA ZDX 4DR AWD SUV
3                   2009 BMW X6 4DR AWD SUV
4                   2013 ACURA MDX 4DR 4WD SUV
5                   2003 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE 1500 2WD PU
6                   2013 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4DR 4WD SUV
7                   2005 HUMMER H2 4DR AWD SUV
8                   2014 TOYOTA VENZA 5DR 4D
9                   2011 BMW X6 4DR AWD SUV
10                 2004 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE 1500 2WD PU

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  1. Shawn's avatar Shawn
    None of the Top Ten Stolen Cars in Canada are on the same list of Top Ten Stolen Cars in Ontario. Also, 9/10 of the Top Ten Stolen Cars in Canada are trucks, whereas only 2/10 of the Top Ten Stolen Cars in Ontario are trucks. Does this imply that there is a lower occurance of vehicle theft in Ontario than compared to the rest of Canada?
    Reply 2016-09-27 11:51 AM
    • Albert Schmidt's avatar Albert Schmidt
      Thanks for your comment Shawn. It does seem strange the stolen car lists should be so different. Though another possible explanation is that overall there are more trucks in other parts of Canada than in Ontario and they are stolen at higher rates. Either way, these stats come from the Insurance Bureau of Canada and they would get their figures directly from insurance companies.

      Wonder what Ford says about that stat?
      Reply 2016-10-19 5:26 AM

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