IBC names Canada’s most stolen vehicles

Published: December 4, 2019

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Despite vehicles being more secure than ever, auto theft continues to be a frequent occurrence in Canada. In a new report, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) points out thieves are increasingly their technological abilities.

The information comes as part of the IBC’s annual list of Canada’s most stolen vehicles. Each year, the report also highlights theft trends. IBC says car thieves are using technology to bypass security systems on vehicles.

“Electronic auto theft is on the rise across the country as more vehicles are equipped with technology like keyless entry fobs,” said IBC national director of investigative services Bryan Gast. “Regardless of how a vehicle is stolen, auto theft is a serious threat to public safety and continues to cost all Canadians.”

The 10 most stolen vehicles in Canada, according to the IBC, are:

  1. Ford 350SD AWD 2007
  2. Ford 350SD AWD 2006
  3. Ford 350SD AWD 2005
  4. Ford 350SD AWD 2004
  5. Ford 250SD AWD 2006
  6. Ford 350SD AWD 2003
  7. Lexus RX350/RX350L/RX450h/RX450hL 4DR AWD 2018
  8. Ford F250 SD 4WD 2005
  9. Ford F350 SD 4AWD 2002
  10. Honda Civic Si 2DR Coupe 1998

In the report, IBC points out nine of the vehicles don’t come with ignition mobilizing devices, which stop thieves from hotwiring the car. As well as Ford trucks being more common that other cars, IBC believes the lack of an immobilizer is why thieves target the models.