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What You Need to Know About Auto Theft
Text by Dave Pankew

According to recent statistics a car is stolen every 26.4-seconds in the United States. Even if you are not a math major, you can bet that is a serious problem in society. A total of 1.2-million cars went missing and the number continues to rise. In Canada, there is a proportionately larger problem with the city of Montreal leading the charge in auto thefts with Vancouver close behind and Toronto under half that amount. Overall though, Winnipeg has the largest per capita theft rate. Government certified immobilizers in new cars (as of Sept 1, 2007) were thought to have stamped out the problem, but the technology has almost defeated any progress itself with a painfully easy way to circumvent them.

It is estimated that 36-percent of vehicles stolen have immobilizers onboard meaning the problem is almost as major as some of the older cars out there with little to no security. Furthermore, the high tech developments in auto security of the OEMs has been totally ineffective. Case in point, BMW who offer
a coded laser cut key that costs almost $400. There have been several instructions posted online, some even with YouTube step-by-steps showing how
to clone the key and steal a BMW.

In 2008 the top 10 stolen vehicles made it clear, the older cars were still the majority but immobilizers can be compromised.

1.    2000 Honda Civic SiR Coupe
2.    1999 Honda Civic SiR Coupe
3.    2004 Subaru Impreza WRX/WRX STi
4.    1995 Dodge Grand Caravan
5.    1995 Plymouth Voyager
6.    2002 Acura RSX-S
7.    2001 Audi TT Quattro Roadster
8.    1995 Acura Integra Coupe
9.    1996 Dodge Neon Coupe
10.  1996 Dodge Neon Sedan