Équité Affiliation Releases its Annual Prime 10 Most Stolen Automobiles in Canada

Rising theft for exportation, rising exploitation of refined know-how by thieves, and high-end automobile theft famous as key developments

TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2022 /CNW/ – The metropolitan areas of Toronto and Montreal are wealthy searching grounds for organized auto theft crime rings that funnel stolen autos abroad to promote for revenue. Every year, Équité Affiliation releases its listing of the Prime 10 Most Stolen Automobiles throughout the nation. With Canada changing into a supply nation for the profitable export commerce in stolen autos, the Honda CR-V tops this yr’s listing.

Équité’s newest evaluation highlights the next developments in automobile thefts: all high-end autos, no matter producer, are targets, together with pick-up vans, SUVs, and luxurious vehicles. Thieves proceed to take advantage of know-how by relay assaults and connecting to the on-board diagnostic port, which allows them to reprogram key fobs; and arranged crime networks are stealing autos in better quantity for export internationally, with Montreal being the principal exit port for stolen autos.

“Not solely does auto theft value Canadians hundreds of thousands of {dollars} every year, the proceeds of this criminal activity additionally fund organized crime and terrorism, each domestically and internationally,” says Bryan Gast, Vice President, Investigative Companies, Équité Affiliation. “Canadian property and casualty insurers are invested to find options to the advanced downside of auto theft and in serving to to create safer communities for all Canadians. Équité Affiliation is member funded and supported, which demonstrates the insurance coverage business’s dedication to tackling fraud and crime by partnerships, collaboration, and best-in-class knowledge and analytics.”

New to this yr’s listing, Équité Affiliation has launched the variety of autos insured, the variety of thefts by automobile mannequin era (years), and the speed at which they’re stolen. Whereas the Honda CR-V was Canada’s most stolen automobile (with 4,117 thefts), the Lexus RX sequence had a better theft proportion (6.4%) charge.

Not solely is auto theft expensive, it locations a burden on our prison justice system and creates undue private and monetary hardship for Canadians who’ve been a sufferer of any such crime. Équité was established by the P&C insurance coverage business with a imaginative and prescient to be world class at decreasing and stopping insurance coverage crime and its impacts on sincere, hardworking Canadians.

Checklist of Prime 10 Stolen Automobiles in Canada

Regional insights comply with instantly after the desk.

Quantity

Make/Mannequin

Mannequin Technology (Years)

# of Automobiles Insured

# of Thefts

Theft %

Kind

1

Honda CR-V

2016-2021

236,555

4,117

1.7 %

SUV

2

Lexus RX Collection

2016-2021

34,560

2,202

6.4 %

SUV

3

Ford F150 Collection

2015-2020

292,127

1,182

0.4 %

PU

4

Honda Civic

2016-2021

263,958

768

0.3 %

Automotive

5

Toyota Highlander

2013-2019

64,893

748

1.2 %

SUV

6

Ram 1500 Collection

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 %

Automotive

9

Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011-2020

85,528

346

0.4 %

SUV

10

Toyota RAV4

2013-2018

217,006

334

0.2 %

SUV


*Incorporates knowledge licensed by the Insurance coverage Bureau of Canada


*Much like earlier years, all Prime 10 lists are compiled utilizing knowledge from the yr earlier than

Regional Prime 10 Lists

Regional lists can be found at https://www.equiteassociation.com/top-10-stolen-vehicles.

For regional developments, please contact Équité Affiliation at [email protected].

About Équité Affiliation

As a not-for-profit, nationwide group, Équité Affiliation helps Canadian insurers to struggle fraud through the use of superior analytics, intelligence greatest practices, and coordinated investigations. Combining skilled investigative providers and superior analytics, Équité serves as a unified group, delivering improved service and fraud analytics for automobile, property, and cargo restoration. Leveraging relationships with legislation enforcement, companions and business organizations, Équité serves as a centre level for insurance coverage crime throughout all insurers, and is defending Canadians by working to eradicate insurance coverage fraud and crime. Équité, is invested in diminishing crime in Canada, and defending all Canadians in opposition to exploitation.

Study extra about Équité Affiliation at https://www.equiteassociation.com/.

SOURCE Équité Affiliation

For additional data: Media Contact, Emily Yu, Director, Communications, Équité Affiliation [email protected]

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