I let someone borrow my car I tried to report it stolen the Vancouver Police will do nothing? What now??
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I would try the police again and I would also get your insurance company involved. While they might be hesitant to follow up, they should at least make a report. I would try pointing out to them that if something happens while you don't have your car (the person who took it causes an accident, commits another crime, etc.) you want there to be a record that you don't have your car and you're trying to do what you can to take care of that situation.
Some police stations will have a police report you can file online. If that's available, do it that way.
Also, if an officer says they won't take a report, respectfully request that officer's name and badge number and record that.
Finally, if you know the person who took the car, you could sue them for conversion. That probably goes nowhere, but it's something you can do, and it might get them to give you the car back, which is what I'm guessing you really want.
While it is legally possible for the someone to be charged and convicted of criminal law violations for taking your car for longer than permitted, the police is not going to spend its scarce resources on a dispute between you and that person.
The person did not take your car by force. You gave the keys to the car to the person. There is no way for the police to know what agreement you and the person may have had with each other.
If you have insurance on the car, perhaps you can report the car as stolen to the insurer. The insurer is probably going to want a police report (which you apparently cannot get).
If you know where the car may be, you should try to go there to get the car back.