Every year, approximately 140,000 vehicles are stolen in Canada. These vehicles are often used in other crimes, dismantled for parts, or shipped overseas to be resold. Motor vehicle theft is a crime that affects many Canadians, both directly and indirectly. The financial cost to consumers, police, insurance companies and governments has been estimated by the Insurance Bureau of Canada at more than $1 billion annually. Attached is an information sheet with 10 easy steps to follow to help protect your car from theft.