The Canadian government will hold a national summit next month in a bid to address the alarming, rapidly increasing rate of car theft in the country. The summit will be graced by leaders from key jurisdictions and industry sectors to come up with initiatives to curb the crisis.
According to Équité Association, Canada’s authority on insurance fraud and crime, the rate of car theft rose by as much as 50% percent in Quebec compared to 2022. It is followed by Ontario, which registered an increase of 48.3%. The stolen vehicles are usually shipped to overseas countries like Africa and the Middle East, leaving owners almost no hope of recovering them.