National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) News

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 …

Drivers Leaving Keys for Thieves a Growing Problem, Says Insurers’ Crime Bureau

Last year, one out of every eight car thefts was a freebie for the thief because the driver left the keys or the car access device inside. It’s a growing problem according to a report from the insurance industry’s National …

Top 100 Metro Areas for Vehicle Theft: NICB’s ‘Hot Spots’

When it comes to vehicle theft, California’s on top. California owns eight of the top 10 hot spots for vehicle theft in 2015, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) latest Hot Spots report. California’s Modesto metropolitan statistical area …

Top 10 Most Stolen Motorcycles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that motorcycle theft rose six percent in 2015. A total of 45,555 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2015 compared with 42,856 reported stolen in 2014. Motorcycle thefts have been on a nine-year decline …

Top 10 Metro Areas for Vehicle Theft

Although vehicle thefts are down dramatically around the nation, there are still particular areas where thieves thrive. California’s San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the nation’s highest per capita vehicle theft rate in 2014, according to the National Insurance …

Car Thieves Now Targeting Vehicles for Parts

While car thefts are declining across the country, stealing car parts and accessories is proving to be a lucrative business for professional thieves. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), organized crime rings are targeting newer vehicles parked in …

Florida Is Hot Spot for Luxury Car Theft

Drivers of luxury vehicles in Florida should watch out. Their cars are the least likely in the U.S. to be returned if stolen. More than 25 percent of luxury cars taken from the beginning of 2010 through 2013 were never …

Top 10 Stolen Cars of 2013

Honda Accord and Civic top the list of the most stolen cars in the country. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)’s annual “Hot Wheels” report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) …

Top 10 Metro Areas for Car Thefts

The National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) “Hot Spots” report examines vehicle theft data obtained from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) for each of the nation’s metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). For 2013, the 10 MSAs with the highest vehicle theft …