The Insurance Bureau of Canada is out with it’s annual list of the top 10 most frequently stolen vehicles, and Ford trucks dominate, once again.
Although there has been an overall decline in vehicle theft over the last 10 years, there was a slight bump in the numbers last year; a 1% increase to nearly 74, 000 vehicles.
The biggest increase was noted in B.C. which saw a 29% jump.
“None of the top 10 stolen vehicles are equipped with an electronic manufacturer immobilizer as a theft deterrent system, so they are easier to steal. We also see from this list that criminals continue to have a huge demand for AWD/4WD late model high-end vehicles.” – Rick Dubin, Vice-President, Investigative Services, IBC
The 10 most frequently stolen vehicles in Canada this year are:
FORD F350 SD 4WD PU 2005
FORD F350 SD 4WD PU 2006
FORD F350 SD 4WD PU 2007
CADILLAC ESCALADE 4DR 4WD SUV 2006
FORD F350 SD 4WD PU 2003
FORD F250 SD 4WD PU 2006
FORD F350 SD 4WD PU 2001
FORD F250 SD 4WD PU 2004
FORD F250 SD 4WD PU 2007
FORD F250 SD 4WD PU 2001
Dubin adds thieves not only take the vehicle and it’s contents, but your identity can be stolen through your ownership and insurance papers. In 2014, there were nearly 13, 000 cases of identity theft in Canada, which is an 8% increase.