For the fifth year in a row, the Ford F-350 has the dubious honour of being the most stolen vehicle in Canada, according to annual statistics provided by the Insurance Bureau of Canada. In fact, of the top ten most stolen vehicles in the country, only one is not a Ford F-Series.
Across the country, the top ten are as follows:
#1 2007 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
#2 2006 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
#3 2005 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
#4 2004 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
#5 2003 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
#6 2006 FORD F250 SD 4WD PU
#7 2001 FORD F350 SD 4WD PU
#8 2000 FORD F250 SD 4WD PU
#9 2015 LEXUS GX460 4DR AWD SUV
#10 2001 FORD F250 SD 4WD PU
Overall, vehicle theft is on the rise to the tune of about 6 per cent, which brought final numbers in 2017 up to almost 85,000 stolen vehicles.
The holiday season is the most popular time for vehicles to be stolen, with New Year’s Day being the busiest day for thieves.
There is a relatively low rate of recovery when it comes to stolen vehicles, which leads law enforcement to believe that most vehicles are being exported to other countries or being stripped for parts by organized crime groups.
Interestingly, while trucks and high end SUVs are the most popular vehicles with thieves in most of the country, in Atlantic Canada, the Nissan Maxima is the vehicle of choice for thieves.
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