Statistics Canada reveals surge in auto theft in Canada

Canada saw a surge in vehicle theft and robberies in 2022, as police-reported crime rose for the second successive year.

A new report released by Statistics Canada on Thursday showed that the incidence and severity of crime – as measured by the Crime Severity Index (CSI) – in the country increased by four per cent compared to the previous year.

“Motor vehicle theft had the greatest impact on the increase in the overall CSI in 2022, followed by robbery, breaking and entering, minor theft and shoplifting,” StatCan said in its report.

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