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The 2009 Toyota Venza is the most stolen vehicle in Canada

It is a surprise to learn today that this is the 2009 Toyota Venza is the most stolen car in Canada, according to the latest census of the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

A vehicle type luxury crossover coming to steal this title Honda Civic SIR 2000.

Here also communicates issued by the OCA this topic:


- Are you sure you do not possess a stolen car? BAC unveils its annual list of 10 most frequently stolen vehicles -

Toronto, Ontario - December 14, 2011 - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) today unveiled its annual list of the 10 most frequently stolen vehicles in Canada, many of which may emerge in your area, no longer being necessarily has exported outside of Canada. In such cases, the vehicles are often sold to unsuspecting consumers.  

This year, thieves have a new target. Toyota Venza 2009, replacing the Honda Civic SiR 2000, which was the vehicle most covets last year. 

10 vehicles most coveted thieves in Canada:

Toyota Venza four door 2009

Honda Civic SiR 2-door 1999

Honda Civic SiR 2-door 2000

Ford F350 Truck 4WD 2006

Cadillac Escalade EXT 4-door AWD 2002 

Chevrolet TrailBlazer SS 4-door 4WD 2006

Ford F350 Truck 4WD 2007

Pontiac Aztek 4-door AWD 2001 

Acura Integra 2 doors 1998

Acura Integra 2 doors 1999

"Consumers need to be careful when they buy a vehicle or used parts, prevents Rick Dubin, Vice-President, Services survey BAC. The luxury vehicles, luxury may be more suspicious they seem. "

These high-end vehicles are often targeted by criminal organizations that strip them of their parts or resell them to unsuspecting consumers.

"We obtained good results in the interception of stolen vehicles in ports. Our data indicate that we do not see much anymore. We must therefore conclude that they are sold locally. However, as the stolen vehicles are found in the local markets, buyers need to be cautious, "said Dubin says.

To avoid buying a stolen vehicle, the consumer should not do business with a reputable dealer. To reduce the risk of being a victim of auto theft, you can request a report on the history of the vehicle. Mr. Dubin notes that the vehicles that are exported tend to be stolen in the region. "Usually, vehicles stolen in Quebec - like the Venza - are found in the port of Montreal, as thieves seem to want to get rid quickly. "

When he has to repair a damaged vehicle, consumers should make sure to deal only a repair shop reputable. An insurance company can recommend a reputable shop. Although auto theft has become an important economic activity, its numbers are down; however, concerns persist. "The good news, said Mr. Dublin is that statistics show that in 2010 the number of stolen vehicles in Canada (approximately 93,000) has decreased by 15% compared to 2009. The bad news is that the rate recovery of stolen vehicles continue to decline. So it seems that organized crime is involved. The legislation, including Bill S-9 (the Act auto theft and crime against property), increases the possibility of severe penalties for those involved in auto theft and property obtained by crime. Vigilance and public awareness are also important weapons in this struggle. We must all work together, the law enforcement agencies, governments, insurers and yes, even the drivers to force car thieves to cease their activities. "

About Insurance Bureau of Canada

The Insurance Bureau of Canada is the national trade association that represents the home, car and business insurers in Canada. Its member companies represent 90% of the private market for property and casualty insurance in Canada. The insurance industry employs more damage 114,000 Canadians, pays taxes more than $ 7 billion to the governments federal, provincial and municipal and manages a total premium base of $ 40 billion.

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