Although most vehicle manufacturers would be thrilled to make a Top 10 list, Ford is likely not happy to be topping this list.
The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) recently released its list of the most popular stolen vehicles for 2014, and Ford trucks are topping the list.
- Ford F-350 SD 4WD PU 2007
- Ford F-350 SD 4WD PU 2006
- Ford F-250 SD 4WD PU 2007
- Cadillac ESCALADE 4DR 4WD SUV 2003
- Ford F-350 SD 4WD PU 2005
- Honda CIVIC 2DR COUPE 2D 1999
- Ford F-350 SD 4WD PU 2004
- Ford F-250 SD 4WD PU 2006
- Honda CIVIC SiR 2DR 2D 2000
- Ford F-350 SD 4WD PU 2003
According to the IBC, although Canada has seen a decrease in auto theft, almost 73,000 vehicles were stolen in 2014. The decrease in overall auto theft is a result of declines across a number of provinces, but some notable increases across the country were an 11% increase in Alberta and a staggering 29% increase in vehicle thefts in Yukon.
Police services caution vehicle buyers to be aware when they are making a purchase, particularly if they are buying a used vehicle. Do your homework on the vehicle, and purchase from a reputable dealer. But caution doesn’t stop with the purchase. Owners need to be taking precautionary steps to avoid theft.
Alarmingly, 20% of thefts occur when keys have been left in the vehicle.