The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) published its annual list of the top 10 most frequently stolen vehicles, and it seems like thieves across the country are showing a growing interest in Ford F-series trucks.
“The trend of stolen F-series trucks was also seen in Alberta where there was a 50% increase,” explained Rick Dubin, Vice-President, Investigative Services, IBC. “What’s more, for the first time in years, three stolen F-series trucks, intended for export, were seized at the ports of Montreal and Halifax.”
In 2013, a total of 72,804 vehicles were stolen in Canada, an 8% drop from the previous year. However, organized criminals are concentrating on acquiring more high-end vehicles, the IBC warns.
Buyers should also beware of vehicles and parts that are sold online. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Here are the top 10 most frequently stolen vehicles in Canada in 2014:
- 2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty;
- 2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty;
- 2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty;
- 2003 Cadillac Escalade;
- 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty;
- 1999 Honda Civic Coupe;
- 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty;
- 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty;
- 2000 Honda Civic SiR;
- 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty.
Source: Insurance Bureau of Canada