Équité Association, an organization with the goal of reducing crime and insurance fraud, released its list of the top 10 most stolen vehicles across Canada.
There were 5,745 vehicles stolen from Ontario, accounting for more than half of the nearly 11,000 car thefts the association logged country-wide.
“The metropolitan areas of Toronto and Montreal are rich hunting grounds for organized auto theft crime rings that funnel stolen vehicles overseas to sell for profit,” a news release reads.
“Not only does auto theft cost Canadians millions of dollars each year, the proceeds of this illegal activity also fund organized crime and terrorism, both domestically and internationally,” says Bryan Gast, Vice President, Investigative Services, Équité Association.
“Canadian property and casualty insurers are invested in finding solutions to the complex problem of auto theft and in helping to create safer communities for all Canadians. Équité Association is member funded and supported, which demonstrates the insurance industry’s commitment to tackling fraud and crime through partnerships, collaboration, and best-in-class data and analytics.”
New to this year’s list, Équité Association has released the number of vehicles insured, the number of thefts by vehicle model generation (years), and the rate at which they are stolen. While the Honda CR-V was Canada’s most stolen vehicle (with 4,117 thefts), the Lexus RX series had a higher theft percentage (6.4%) rate.
See the full list below.
|Number||Make/Model||Model Generation (Years)||# of Vehicles Insured||# of Thefts||Theft %||Type|
|1||Honda CR-V||2016-2021||236,555||4,117||1.7 %||SUV|
|2||Lexus RX Series||2016-2021||34,560||2,202||6.4 %||SUV|
|3||Ford F150 Series||2015-2020||292,127||1,182||0.4 %||PU|
|4||Honda Civic||2016-2021||263,958||768||0.3 %||Car|
|5||Toyota Highlander||2013-2019||64,893||748||1.2 %||SUV|
|6||Ram 1500 Series||2011-2018||295,341||509||0.2 %||PU|
|7||Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra 1500||1999-2006||71,078||410||0.6 %||PU|
|8||Honda Accord||2018-2021||28,692||372||1.3 %||Car|
|9||Jeep Grand Cherokee||2011-2020||85,528||346||0.4 %||SUV|
|10||Toyota RAV4||2013-2018||217,006||334||0.2 %||SU|