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Keyless Car Crime Drives 20% Hike in UK Motor Theft Claims in 1st Quarter

The cost of UK motor theft claims paid by insurers in the first quarter rose by more 20% from the same period last year, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The ABI report revealed that the number of …

UK Insurers Pay Record £1 Million ($1.3 Million) Each Day for Vehicle Thefts: ABI

A surge in vehicle thefts, including keyless car crime, has led to motor insurers paying out a record £1 million (US$1.3 million) every day, according to figures published by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). See below for ABI’s explanation …

Every Day, More Than 200 Cars with Keys Inside Are Stolen in U.S.: NICB

U.S. motorists appear to forgetting one of the earliest lessons of car ownership: Don’t leave the keys in the car. The National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that the number of vehicles stolen because drivers left their keys or fobs in …

Pennsylvania Warns Consumers, Insurers About Rising National Auto Theft Rates

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman has reminded drivers to take precautions to prevent auto theft, as a recent report shows the rate of car theft nationally rising by more than four percent in the first half of 2017. She also …

Auto Insurers Warn Tariffs on Auto Parts Could Raise Insurance Costs

A threat by the U.S. government to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported auto parts could hit consumers in unexpected ways: higher repair costs, insurance premiums and even the theft of more cars for their parts, the …

How High Costs of Car Parts Drive Car Theft: Insurance Crime Bureau

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says today’s vehicles are loaded with expensive parts and technology that do more than increase the costs of repairs, even in minor accidents. The organization says those same expensive parts are continuing to drive …

Mexico Auto Thefts Surge in Ominous Trend for Insurers

Auto-theft rates in Mexico are rising at the fastest pace ever, and authorities are getting worse at tracking down the stolen cars. In March, the number of auto thefts rose 21 percent from the same month a year earlier, according …

Florida Man Steals $150K Maserati During Test Drive

A Maserati is missing after police say a man conned a salesman during a test drive. Police in Boca Raton, Fla., say 45-year-old Michael McGilvary II went to a dealership to test drive a $150,000 Maserati GranTurismo. He and a …

32 People, 3 Corporations Charged in Pennsylvania Auto Theft, Insurance Fraud Ring

Prosecutors in Philadelphia, Penn., say they’ve charged 32 people and three corporations for their participation in what’s being described as a theft and insurance fraud ring that stole and resold 45 vehicles. District Attorney Seth Williams announced the charges, accusing …

Surge in Auto Break-Ins Bumping up Crime Rate in Mississippi City

Hundreds of vehicle break-ins are a big part of the reason that major crimes are up in Hattiesburg. There were 376 vehicle break-ins during the first nine months of this year, compared to 114 a year ago, The Hattiesburg American …