Most stolen vehicles recovered, say city police

Charlottetown Police's recovery rate for stolen vehicles is one of the best in the country, says the department.

26 cases of vehicle theft reported so far this year in Charlottetown

Charlottetown Police's recovery rate for stolen vehicles is one of the best in the country, says the department.

Police find most stolen vehicles, but they're not always driveable, said Richard Collins, deputy chief of police.

"Most vehicles that we have stolen in the city end up remaining on the Island and because of the geographical size of Prince Edward Island and the interaction we have with the other police services most times, 90-plus per cent of the time, the vehicle is recovered," said Collins.

"Unfortunately, sometimes it may not be in the condition that it was when it was stolen, but the vehicle is recovered.

In only 36 per cent of these cases, the thief is found, said Collins.

Last year, 34 vehicles were stolen in Charlottetown. This year, there have been 26 cases so far.

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