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Do You Drive One Of Vancouver’s Top Ten Most Stolen Vehicles?

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The Vancouver Police Department just released their annual list of the top ten most stolen vehicles in the city, and some of them may surprise you.

While thieves find ways to steal just about any type of vehicle, this year’s list highlights a notable trend. Indeed, the most of the stolen vehicles were older cars; many of them were over 20 years old.

At the top of the list was the Honda Civic, but those manufactured before 2000. In second place came the Honda Accord, but again the older variety of models made prior to 1996. In third was the Jeep Cherokees manufactured before 2000.

With that in mind, there were two notable exceptions. The Ford F-150XLT came in fourth and that didn’t depend on the year. Likewise, the Toyota Corolla came in seventh and the year was irrelevant.

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Top 10 Stolen Vehicles

  • Honda Civic / CRX (pre-2000)
  • Honda Accord (pre-1996)
  • Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee (pre-2000)
  • Ford F-150XLT (all years)
  • Ford Econoline E250 (pre-2013)
  • Honda CRV (1997-1999)
  • Toyota Corolla (all years)
  • Dodge Caravan (pre-2006)
  • Acura Integra (1992-1996)
  • Ford F250 Supercab (1997-2004)

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In response to the rise in car theft, as well as the focus on older makes, the VPD are launching  a project called “Use It.” .

Now, free steering wheel locks can be picked up by Vancouver residents who own older vehicles without anti-theft technology.

They can pick them up at the following locations:

  • Collingwood CPC – 5160 Joyce Street
  • Hastings Sunrise CPC – 2620 East Hastings Street
  • Kitsilano-Fairview CPC – unit 78, 1687 West Broadway Avenue
  • Granville Downtown CPC – 1263 Granville Street

In 2016, thieves stole 1,473 vehicles in Vancouver. In 2017 this number increased to 1,495.

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