A car is stolen every 48 minutes in Ontario. This staggering fact is underscored by the number of thefts that occur in Ontario alone. Ontario is one of the most active regions for vehicle theft.
In 2022 alone, theft surged 50% over the past year, according to the Ontario Solicitor’s General office. That means that while you are asleep in your bed, there is an increasing chance that your vehicle may be stolen from your driveway or garage. Thieves then load the vehicle onto a shipping container to be sold overseas, often by the time you’re making coffee the next morning. What’s even more concerning is the increasing risk of being carjacked.
CAA wants everyone on the road to be safe, informed and protected wherever they go. Here are a few tips to stay safe.