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Auto Theft Is On Rise

According to data gathered by price-comparison website HelloSafe, SUVs were involved in nearly half (45.1%) of private insurance company auto theft claims in Canada during 2021.

According to the research, around 22,500 automobiles will be stolen across the country in 2021, with the 2018 Lexus RX being the most popular make and model.

In 2021, private insurers will be responsible for $542 million in theft-related expenses. According to HelloSafe, auto theft cost Canadians a total of $1 billion in 2021, with the remaining $458 million going to police, prison and justice services, and victim health care.

According to the data, Alberta had the greatest rate of theft per capita, with 13.1 cars stolen per 100,000 inhabitants. Ontario is next, with 7.3 percent of the vote.

HelloSafe attributes the high SUV theft rate to the vehicle type’s growing popularity and added approximate 2021 theft totals by car type were:

  • SUVs – 10,140 (45.1%)
  • Sedans – 7,225 (31.2%)
  • Trucks – 4,580 (20.4%)
  • Vans – 540 (2.4%).

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