The IBC has released its report identifying the 10 most stolen vehicles.
The auto Insurance Bureau of Canada has just announced its list of the 10 vehicles that are the most popular targets of thieves and has identified Ford trucks at the top of this list, particularly in the province of Alberta.
The report covered vehicle thefts from across the country but provided a breakdown by province.
This IBC list is issued once per year in order to help auto insurance companies and consumers to better identify the vehicles that thieves like to target the most. What was determined by this year’s list was that among passenger cars, it was the two door Honda Civic SiR from the years 2000 and 1999 that took the top positions.
Auto insurance statistics are showing that older vehicles are typically taking the top spots.
The reason that these vehicles are often involved in theft auto insurance claims is that they are among the most common models and they are being taken apart to use their parts. According to Rick Dubin, the vice president of Investigative Services, “It would be needed for parts, because they are older vehicles, and that’s what we think is they’re being chopped for parts.”
Ford F350s held four different spots on the nationwide list, ranging from a number of different years. The auto insurance list for the most stolen cars in Canada was as follows:
10 – Acura Integra 2 door (1999)
9 – Ford F350 SD 4WD PU (2004)
8 – Ford F350 SD 4WD PU (2005)
7 – Cadillac Escalade 4 door 4WD (2002)
6 – Ford F350 SD 4WD PU (2006)
5 – Cadillac Escalade 4 door AWD (2005)
4 – Ford F350 SD 4WD PU (2007)
3 – Chevrolet Trailblazer SS 4 door 4WD (2006)
2 – Honda Civic SiR 2 door (1999)
1 – Honda Civic SiR 2 door (2000)
According to Dubin “We feel that because we’re not seeing them at any type of ports for export, there’s a very strong likelihood that they’re going to where the demand is, and that most probably is Alberta.” In those auto insurance cases, it is believed that the Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) are altered and that the stolen vehicles are then sold to consumers within the province.