Top 10 Stolen Cars 2014

The Insurance Bureau of Canada has released their annual report of the top stolen cars for 2014. This year, Ford F series trucks take 7 of the top 10 spots.

 

Top 10 Stolen Cars in Canada 2014:

Rank Year Model
1. 2007 FORD F-350 SD 4WD PU
2. 2006 FORD F-350 SD 4WD PU
3. 2007 FORD F-250 SD 4WD PU
4. 2003 CADILLAC ESCALADE 4DR 4WD SUV
5. 2005 FORD F-350 SD 4WD PU
6. 1999 HONDA CIVIC 2DR COUPE 2D
7. 2004 FORD F-350 SD 4WD PU
8. 2006 FORD F-250 SD 4WD PU
9. 2000 HONDA CIVIC SiR 2DR 2D
10. 2003 FORD F-350 SD 4WD PU

 

In addition to the popular Ford trucks, Honda Civics continue to be popular among thieves. One reason these models are being targeted may have to do with their popularity among Canadian consumers. The fact there are so many of these vehicles on the road make tracking stolen ones more difficult. Further, their high demand makes unloading re-vinned (given a false vehicle identification number (VIN)) vehicles on unsuspecting buyers that much easier.

 

Luxury cars such as those made by Lexus, Audi, BMW and Mercedes continue to be targets. Once stolen, many of these end up being sold abroad. Organized crime rings ship them out of Montreal and Halifax to West Africa.

 

The list also breaks down stolen vehicles by province. Here is the top 10 stolen cars in Ontario for 2014:

Rank Year Model
1. 2003 ACURA RSX TYPE S 2DR 2D
2. 2009 BMW X6 4DR AWD SUV
3. 2002 ACURA RSX TYPE S2DR 2D
4. 2013 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4DR 4WD SUV
5. 2013 TOYOTA 4RUNNER 4DR 4WD SUV
6. 1997 PLYMOUTH BREEZE 4DR 4D
7. 2008 ACURA TL TYPE S 4DR 4D
8. 2006 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT 4DR 4WD SUV
9. 2012 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4DR 4WD SUV
10. 2010 HIGHLANDER 4DR 4WD SUV

 

While some thefts can be quite complicated, 50% occur while the keys are in the ignition. Warm-up thefts are especially common in Canada during winter. Remember to keep you car locked and don’t leave it running while unattended.

 

You can read the IBC release here