Top 10 Stolen Vehicles

​​​​​Each year, IBC produces a list of the top 10 stolen vehicles in Canada. IBC also reports on the top 10 stolen vehicles and trends in organized auto theft for specific regions in Canada.

​Stolen Vehicles Cost Everyone

Automobile theft is much more than an insurance problem; it's an expensive social menace. Each year, automobile theft costs Canadians close to $1 billion, including $542 million for insurers to fix or replace stolen vehicles, $250 million in police, health care and court system costs and millions more for correctional services.

Learn about This Year’s Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles

See if your vehicle is a potential target. To view top stolen vehicles in another region, change the region selection.

Interested in finding out how other makes and models perform? Review the Canadian Loss Experience Automobile Rating (CLEAR) to determine how likely it is that a specific make, model and model year of vehicle will be involved in a theft claim.

Why Does a Criminal Target a Vehicle?

How often your make and model of vehicle is stolen is one of the factors insurers use to set your insurance premium. Thieves generally steal vehicles for one of four reasons:

  1. To sell abroad: Stolen vehicles are often immediately packed – with their vehicle identification numbers (VINs) still intact – and shipped abroad, where they are sold for many times their original market value.
  2. To sell to unsuspecting consumers: Stolen vehicles may be given a false VIN and then sold to unsuspecting consumers. They can also be dismantled and sold for parts.
  3. To get somewhere: This may be referred to as “joyriding.” Auto theft of any kind is a crime and innocent people may get hurt or killed as a result.
  4. To commit another crime: Stolen vehicles used to commit other crimes are often recovered – abandoned and badly damaged – within 48 hours of their theft.

All about the Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles List

Every December since 2003, IBC has published an annual list of the top 10 stolen vehicles in Canada. The statistics IBC publishes are wholly based on actual insurance claims data collected from nearly all automobile insurance companies in Canada. These companies write almost all of the automobile insurance in the country.

IBC represents more than 90% of the non-government home, vehicle and business insurance companies across Canada. It is highly regarded as a provider of automobile insurance rating information.


*The list of the top 10 stolen vehicles in the individual Atlantic provinces is equal to the combined experience of all the Atlantic provinces.

 Top 10 Stolen Vehicles




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