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    Default Auto theft wave in Alberta

    The list of the top 10 most-stolen vehicles in Alberta, includes nine models of Ford F-series pickup trucks and the Honda Civic.

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    lol
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Pure dumb-assery.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...ease-1.4398411

    If you leave your truck idling,you almost deserve it.

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    Default Re: Auto theft wave in Alberta

    Sounds about right. Good on the Civic for hanging in there for all these many years.

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    Default Re: Auto theft wave in Alberta

    Maybe leaving the vehicle running to keep the heater on is one explanation for the crime wave, but why all the Fords?

    "While auto theft activity largely remained unchanged in Alberta, with over 22,000 cases this province continues to have the most instances of auto theft compared to other parts of Canada. Almost 30% of all stolen vehicles in Canada are stolen in Alberta," said Bill Adams, Vice-President, Western, IBC. "Thieves continue to target large pickup trucks. Stolen vehicles that are not recovered may be scrapped for parts, or might be sent to overseas markets."

    Alberta Top 10 Most Frequently Stolen Vehicles List

    This year's 10 most frequently stolen vehicles in Alberta are:

    1. 2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
    2. 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
    3. 2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
    4. 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
    5. 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
    6. 2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
    7. 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
    8. 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
    9. 2000 Honda Civic 2-door Hatchback
    10. 2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4WD Pickup

    According to Statistics Canada, auto theft in Edmonton was up 10% while Calgary reported no change. In Alberta, the rate of recovery for stolen vehicles increased to 85%, up 2 per cent from last year.

    For more information on the Top 10 Most Frequently Stolen Vehicles in other regions, visit IBC's National, Ontario and Quebec websites.

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    Default Re: Auto theft wave in Alberta

    It's easy to mock Alberta.

    Fun, too.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Default Re: Auto theft wave in Alberta

    The F250 and F350 fords are destined for chop shops. There is a big demand for used parts for them.
    Stay calm, be brave....wait for the signs. Possibly precariously prevaricating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve McMahon View Post
    The F250 and F350 fords are destined for chop shops. There is a big demand for used parts for them.
    So if 85% are recovered, are they missing fenders and such? Are these rolling auto parts stores?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    It's easy to mock Alberta.

    Fun, too.
    My old neighbor who has a cattle range in Alberta, their daughter runs it, calls Albertans " But Eyed Arabs".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    So if 85% are recovered, are they missing fenders and such? Are these rolling auto parts stores?
    I'm referring to the ones not recovered. I expect that the diesels are also an easy target because they are often left running in the cold weather.
    Stay calm, be brave....wait for the signs. Possibly precariously prevaricating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.V. Airlie View Post
    My old neighbor who has a cattle range in Alberta, their daughter runs it, calls Albertans " But Eyed Arabs".
    While I should* hesitate to tar all Albertans with the same brush, my epithets for their ilk are largely political, and not so largely printable.

    * but usually don't

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    Default Re: Auto theft wave in Alberta

    There wouldn't be so many trucks stolen if they didn't have a case of road beer sitting beside the driver's seat.

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    Alberta Vodka and 7-UP, shurely? - Ed.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Default Re: Auto theft wave in Alberta

    I hear the weather is good there in the fall.
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    I think that if you check, you will find that the Ford F150 and the Honda Civic have been the best selling vehicles for many years. They are just very common on the street so that likely makes them more commonly stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    I hear the weather is good there in the fall.
    “I got some friends there I can go to stealing Fords”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puttputt View Post
    “I got some friends there I can go to stealing Fords”
    You, sir, win 100 000 000 internets. Please advise on preferred delivery options.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    You, sir, win 100 000 000 internets. Please advise on preferred delivery options.
    Thanks. I was going to say ‘toss them in the back of the truck’, but I just went outside and it’s missing.

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    This has become the thread of awesome.

    You have my thanks.
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    Default Re: Auto theft wave in Alberta

    I have also heard that the Fx50's are worth money rolling, even if they are hot. Lots of back roads in AB, BC, YT, etc....And just about every one of the trucks that is stolen is plain refrigerator white.

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    Default Re: Auto theft wave in Alberta

    All these car thefts lead to these kind of scenes:

    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Default Re: Auto theft wave in Alberta

    That clip looks like Alberta to me. No idea how to rock the vehicle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robm View Post
    That clip looks like Alberta to me. No idea how to rock the vehicle...
    Plus there’a a distinct lack of Ford pickups and Honda Civics

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    Learn something every day. Quite the insight , I had no idea.
    Heading off to a Canadian birthday party tonight, I just made my Newfie friend a pair of seal tooth earrings. We expect her to be overwhelmed with gratitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Williamson View Post
    Pure dumb-assery.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...ease-1.4398411

    If you leave your truck idling,you almost deserve it.

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    easy for some soft canadian city boy from southampton to say
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Learn something every day. Quite the insight , I had no idea.
    Heading off to a Canadian birthday party tonight, I just made my Newfie friend a pair of seal tooth earrings. We expect her to be overwhelmed with gratitude.
    still trying to troll up popeye lo these many years later. . .
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    Yeah, he did react badly to that term, didn't he?
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    easy for some soft canadian city boy from southampton to say
    Fun,too.

    lots of people around here leave their vehicles running,as well as lock and alarm for a 5 minute trip into the hardware/ bakery/ cafe/lumberyard.

    I leave my open truck unlocked,with plenty of tools in the back. Even in mid summer.

    There aren't roving gangs of hoodlums hiding in the midday shadows waiting to rip off your crappy Equinox.


    Logic doesn't work on these people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsub86 View Post
    I think that if you check, you will find that the Ford F150 and the Honda Civic have been the best selling vehicles for many years. They are just very common on the street so that likely makes them more commonly stolen.
    Ford pickups always skew funny in selling and theft statistics. GM sells as many pickups, but the numbers are split between Chevy and GMC for the same models, thus the Ford numbers always look way bigger. GM doesn't make a stink about it because back in the day (prior to the late '70s), there was talk about breaking GM up because it was too big and dominating. No talk of that these days.
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    Default Re: Auto theft wave in Alberta

    Here are the Canadian stats for pickup sales in 2016.
    Ford f series 145,409
    Dodge Ram. 89,048
    GMC Sierra. 51,091
    Chevy Silverado 44,932
    Toyota Tacoma. 12,618

    so you’re right, GM sells a lot of trucks here. The problem is you can’t give away a used GM. ..but if you want a Ford for free you have to steal it.

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