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Preventing auto crime

You can do a lot to protect your vehicle from theft or break-ins, such as by using an anti-theft device and removing any packages or personal property from sight.

Stolen Auto Recovery Program

Ever drive down a street and see a vehicle you think might be stolen? You can get involved in the battle against auto crime.

Become a citizens’ crime patrol volunteer »

Protect your vehicle

If your vehicle is equipped with an anti-theft device, you may be eligible for a discount on your Comprehensive or Specified Perils Autoplan insurance.

Learn more about getting an insurance discount »

Theft-proofing your car

While auto theft has been dropping in B.C., any vehicle is still at risk.

A good anti-theft device will help protect your vehicle »

Bait car program

ICBC invests in auto crime prevention programs like Bait Car because less crime benefits everyone in B.C., and helps us control claims costs and keep rates as low as possible. 

The Bait Car program began in B.C. in 2002 and ICBC has been a proud partner and supporter from the start. A decade ago, auto crime was on the rise and our province had one of the highest rates of car theft in North America. Today, the reductions we've achieved in auto crime show that together we can make a difference to help keep customers and communities safe.

Operated by the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT), B.C. has the largest bait car fleet in North America. After a bait car is stolen, the vehicle is monitored by police and everything is caught on video. Police are immediately dispatched and the engine is disabled to allow for the quick arrest of the car thieves. Now IMPACT has enhanced the program by adding bait property to help clamp down on theft from vehicles.

Supported by our award-winning advertising campaigns, auto thieves are now well aware that Bait Cars are everywhere: Steal a Bait Car — Go to Jail.