The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has compiled its 2020 list of top ten vehicles stolen across Canada. Electronic auto theft is on the rise as more vehicles are equipped with keyless entry remotes. “Thieves have many motives. This year’s top 10 list confirms some key trends in auto theft that we are now seeing. Regardless of how a vehicle is stolen, auto theft is a serious threat to public safety and continues to cost all Canadians.” Said Bryan Gast, National Director, Investigative Services, IBC.
Regionally, Alberta has seen that Ford F-Series and Dodge Ram trucks are the most popular to steal. According to the report, the trucks are attractive to thieves as oil and gas companies have used them almost exclusively, bringing a disproportionate number of them into the province. In Ontario, Lexus and Honda vehicles dominate the list, being stolen for export, street racing rings and chop shops. In Atlantic Canada, the Chevy Silverado is the most stolen vehicle, typically being targeted for export.