A report from the Insurance Bureau of Canada showed vehicle thefts rose in 2017 in Saskatchewan by 15%.
The province’s two biggest cities were actually above that, with Saskatoon at 16% and Regina at 17%.
Jennifer Rathwell says it doesn’t take much time or effort for a vehicle to be stolen.
“It takes less than a minute for a vehicle to be stolen,” she said. “That’s a pretty quick amount of time. Especially if the keys are in it and it’s running, I think that just shaves down that time that much more.”
Rathwell says if you want to prevent your vehicle from getting stolen, there are some pretty easy steps to take.
“Please don’t leave your keys or your key fobs now in the vehicle, because sometimes people forget that they’re separable now.”
“Lock all your doors, close your windows, not that that’s a big concern right now in this province but come summer, you sometimes leave them cracked a little to air the car. So, get those closed up before you leave the car.”