Vehicle theft is becoming a major issue in Canada for several years now.
As per the latest news, here are the top 10 most stolen vehicles in Canada. Car stealing has been on a constant rise in the country. In fact, investigations relate it to organized crime where people are stealing thousands of cars each year and shipping them overseas. The two prime reasons are the lack of security hardware in these cars to prevent theft and the great demand in the overseas market for some particular cars. An overwhelming majority of these stolen cars include SUVs and pickup trucks.
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Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles in Canada
- Honda CR-V – 2016 – 2021
- Lexus RX Series – 2016 – 2021
- Ford F150 Series – 2015 – 2020
- Honda Civic – 2016 – 2021
- Toyota Highlander – 2013 -2019
- RAM 1500 Series – 2011 – 2018
- Chevrolet / GMC Silverado / Sierra 1500 – 1999 – 2006
- Honda Accord – 2018 – 2021
- Jeep Grand Cherokee – 2011 – 2020
- Toyota RAV4 – 2013 – 2018
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The authorities are suggesting that if you own any of these cars, make sure to take additional precautions to ensure that these cars don’t get stolen. This includes measures like parking indoors, having security cameras installed and equipping the cars with GPS chips to report and intimate the owner at the time of stealing. Nevertheless, it doesn’t guarantee success. What needs to happen at the carmakers’ level is that they update the anti-theft/security systems in their cars so that thieves are not able to break into them so easily.
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Moreover, the trend that is common in these thefts is the fact that the thieves are choosing popular SUVs and pickup trucks. Canada sells thousands of SUVs and pickup trucks every year. Hence, there is a huge demand for SUVs in Canada and everywhere else in the world. Therefore, the culprits are targeting these particular types of vehicles. What are your thoughts on the matter?
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