Electronic theft, high-end vehicle export and false VINs for domestic sales noted as key trends
Toronto, ON (Dec. 8, 2021) – Any vehicle, any time, in plain sight and even from your own driveway at night, thieves are stealing vehicles. Équité Association (Équité), and its Investigative Services team, releases the latest list of top 10 stolen vehicles across Canada.
For this year’s list, Équité highlights the following key trends in vehicle thefts: electronic auto theft is on the rise across the country as more vehicles are equipped with technology like push button start; many high-end SUVs continue to be stolen for export; and stolen vehicles are being given false vehicle identification numbers and sold to unsuspecting consumers.
“Regard less of the type of vehicle, auto theft is a serious threat to public safety and continues to affect our local communities coast to coast and crosses international borders,” says Bryan Gast, Vice President, InvestigativeServices, Équité Association. “The vehicles being stolen are commodity-based money laundering; where they’re being exchanged to fund organized crime and terrorism. At Équité, we’re invested in protecting Canadians every day.”
Top 10 Stolen Vehicles in Canada in 2021
A chart comparing regional thefts by vehicle is available here.
Regional breakdowns are available here.
About Équité Association
A new company, Équité Association was conceived by the insurance industry to integrate cross-insurer data analytics operations with Investigative Services as a centralized effort to combat insurance fraud. Équité is a 21st century company, operating as an independent, not-for-profit organization, to expand the reach and impact of both founding teams while augmenting data, technology, and investigations, to serve as a centre point for insurance crime across all insurers in Canada. Équité aims to offer a global standard in successfully combatting insurance crime. Our services are available to all insurance companies. They gain access to fraud prevention, investigative solutions and a cross-insurer, intelligence-sharing hub. By participating in the products and services of Équité, insurers are invested in diminishing crime in Canada, and protecting all Canadians against exploitation. For more information, visit www.equiteassociation.com.
Source: Équité AssociationTags: vehicle theft