Do you have an older-model Honda Civic currently sitting in your driveway?
You might want to double check.
The Vancouver Police (VPD) have released their latest list of the top 10 most stolen vehicles in Vancouver throughout last year, and not only is the Honda Civic a popular car to own, it’s the most popular one to steal.
Other popular choices for car thieves include another Honda model – this time it’s the Accord. Jeep Cherokees and Toyota Corollas are also among the top 10 mix.
Top 10 stolen vehicles in Vancouver
- 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)
The number of vehicles stolen in Vancouver is continuing to increase each year the VPD said. In 2016, 1,473 vehicles were stolen in the city. This number increased to 1,495 in 2017.
Similar to last year, it’s the older Honda Civics and Accords that continue to be stolen the most frequently.
On Tuesday, the VPD announced that it has launched an initiative to help prevent “older vehicles” from being stolen.
Through Project “Use It,” anyone in Vancouver with a vehicle not equipped with anti-theft technology is eligible for a free steering wheel lock.
The free steering wheel locks can be picked up by Vancouver residents who own vehicles without anti-theft technology, at the following community policing centres (CPC):
- 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