NICB News

Disaster Fraud Rampant After Floods, Hurricanes

This year, extensive flooding has already affected parts of Texas and Louisiana. With more rain producing floods in the forecast for the southern part of the U.S. this spring, the likelihood of disaster fraud increases. Disaster-related fraud affects auto, homeowners …

New York Among States With Highest Rate of Motorcycle Theft

The New York Insurance Association (NYIA) advises that motorcycle thefts in New York increased by 23 percent from 2014 to 2015. According to a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), motorcycle thefts nationwide increased by 6 percent during …

Mass. Vehicle Thefts Down 90% From Peak in 1975, Report Shows

From its peak auto theft year in 1975 when 91,563 vehicles were stolen, Massachusetts has experienced a significant decline ending 2013 with 9,122 thefts. That’s a reduction of 90 percent since 1975, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). …

NICB: Vehicle Thefts in New York Down 92% From Peak in 1990

From its peak auto theft year in 1990 when 187,591 vehicles were stolen, New York has experienced a significant decline ending 2013 with 15,482 thefts. That’s a reduction of 92 percent since 1990, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau …

Los Angeles Police and NICB Warn of Bandit Tow Truck Scams

The Los Angeles Police Department and the National Insurance Crime Bureau are warning motorists of a growing problem with unauthorized tow truck operators in the L.A. area. These “bandit” tow truck operators monitor police radios and respond to accidents seeking …

Vehicle Theft in California Down 48 Percent From Peak, Report Shows

The National Insurance Crime Bureau today released a historic look at vehicle theft in California that shows thefts dropped from a peak year in 1992 more than a 48 percent to 2013. California has the distinction of being the only …

Mercedes SUVs Disappear as Thieves Target Luxury Vehicles in N.Y., N.J.

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz sport-utility vehicles are the least likely SUVs to be recovered once stolen, as thieves target luxury models to export or dismantle. Thirty-seven percent of the stolen GL Class SUVs are unrecovered, compared with 30 percent for Cadillac …

1966 Red Mustang Returned to Owner 20 Years After Being Stolen

Betsy Montgomery, drove the same car on her 55th birthday that she drove as a 15-year-old living in south Jackson, Mississippi — a 1966 red Mustang that her dad bought from the original owner in 1973. How she got the …

NICB: Florida Posts 23% Spike in Questionable Insurance Claims

Florida’s questionable claims rose 23 percent from 2010 to 2012, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) 2010-2012 Florida questionable claims referral reason analysis. Questionable claims (QC) are those claims that NICB member insurance companies refer to NICB for …

Questionable Insurance Claims on the Rise in Texas: Report

Questionable insurance claims rose by 38 percent in Texas from 2010 through 2012, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports. Questionable claims (QC) are those claims that NICB member insurance companies refer to NICB for closer review and investigation based …