Motor vehicle theft in Canada, 2007 - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 85-002-X200801010744


This article analyses data on police-reported motor vehicle thefts in Canada. It examines the long and short-term trends at the national, provincial/territorial and census metropolitan levels. The primary motivations for motor vehicle theft, namely "joy-riding" and organized crime, are discussed. Various auto theft prevention strategies, including youth-focused programs and the installation of electronic immobilizers, are highlighted.

Issue Number: 2008010
Author(s): Dauvergne, Mia

Main Product: Juristat

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