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Auto Theft is On The Rise – Tips for You

Auto Theft is On The Rise – Tips for You
Auto theft is on the rise in Ontario and across Canada. From 2014 to 2021, there was a 72 per cent increase in auto theft in Ontario, and a 14 per cent increase in the last year alone.

Recent reports list these vehicles as the most stolen in Ontario: 

  • Lexus RX Series 
  • Honda CRV 
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 
  • Range Rover 
  • Range Rover Sport 
  • Toyota Highlander 
  • Ram 1500 Series 
  • Ford F150 
  • Jeep Wrangler
Regardless of your vehicle type, it will save you time, money and hassle to take measures to help prevent your vehicle from being stolen. 

  • Park in a locked garage, keep windows up, and lock doors 
  • Store keys/fobs in a metal box to block signal 
  • Install a GPS tracking device for recovery if stolen 
  • Install an aftermarket immobilizing device with the help of a mechanic
If your vehicle is stolen: 

  • Call the police as soon as possible, providing them with the last known location of your vehicle. - Contact your broker to start the claims process right away. 
  • Never try to track your vehicle personally for safety reasons.
  • Give the GPS information to the police instead.
Speak to vehicle owners in your life to help ensure they are taking action to help reduce the chance of their vehicle being stolen.