If you own an older Honda Civic, you might want to avoid parking it in Langley.
According to the Langley RCMP, 12 Hondas have been stolen in the city over the course of two nights, and they say there’s been a steep rise in thefts of these cars over the past month.
Police say these vehicles are targeted because they’re easy to steal due to a lack of effective security features. The Honda Civic tops ICBC’s list of the most stolen vehicles in the province, particularly 1997 and 2000 model years, followed by ’91 and ’92 Honda Accords.
Here are some tips provided by the Langley RCMP on how to protect your car from being a target:
- Use an anti-theft device like a steering wheel lock, wheel boot, immobilizer, or alarm
- Park in well-lit places near pedestrian traffic and lock your doors
- Don’t store a spare or valet key in your car
- Wait for garage doors or gates to close behind you so thieves can’t get into parkades
Wonder if your vehicle is vulnerable to theft? Check out ICBC’s list of the most stolen cars in the province below.
Top 10 most stolen vehicles in B.C.
- 1997, 2000 Honda Civic
- 1991, 1992 Honda Accord
- 1994, 1997, 2000 Dodge/Plymouth Caravan/Voyager
- 2000, 2004, 2006 Ford F-Series
- 2001, 2006 Ford Econoline E350/E450
- 1993, 1995 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
- 1992, 2004, 2009, 2010 Toyota Corolla
- 1990, 1995, 1996 Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra
- 1993-1995 Acura Integra
- 1996, 1999 Dodge Ram