2021 was certainly a year which took a lot from us in Ontario. We had to shut down restaurants, gyms, events and so much more. Jobs were put on hold and careers were changed. Used cars have increased in price and many clients struggled to find affordable options.
One issue that hasn’t slowed down is auto thefts. According to a report by Hellosafe, one car is stolen every 48 minutes!
Over 47% of all vehicles stolen are SUVs. This makes sense as these vehicles are more costly and in higher demand compared to sedans. This makes it a profitable choice for thieves.
10 Most Stolen Cars in 2021 According to Hellosafe
The top ten most stolen vehicles for 2021 according to car theft claims registered by insurance companies are:
- Lexus RX, 2018, SUV
- Honda CR-V, 2019, SUV
- Honda Civic, 2019, Sedan
- Toyota Highlander, 2019, SUV
- Chevrolet/GMC, Silverado/Sierra 1500, 2500, 3500 2017, Truck
- Ford, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450, 2017, Truck
- Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 2019, Truck
- Honda Accord, 2018, Sedan
- Toyota Corolla, 2017, Sedan
- Land Rover, Range Rover, 2016, SUV
10 Most Stolen Cars in 2021 According to Toronto Police Services
The most popular vehicles to get stolen according to the Toronto Police Services are:
- Honda Cr-V
- Lexus Rx350
- Honda Civic
- Land Rover Range Rover
- Toyota Highlander
- Ford F150
- Honda Accord
- Toyota Corolla
- Toyota Rav
- Hyundai Elantra
Avoiding Car Theft
The simplest way to avoid car theft is to simply opt out of owning a vehicle! Assuming that’s not an option, a good idea is to have a camera monitoring your vehicle at all times.
Ensure any valuables are out of sight. Do not leave your ownership in your car overnight. If possible, keep your vehicle in a secured garage.
Final Notes on Comprehensive Auto Insurance
If your vehicle is insured, double check that you have included theft coverage (Comprehensive Coverage). Many clients choose to purchase one-way insurance and do not know that in most cases, theft is not included. Adding comprehensive coverage is a great way to protect yourself from major financial stress in the even of a auto theft.