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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 …

Delaware Police Investigate Carjacking After Intentional Collision

Delaware State Police are investigating a carjacking set up by an intentional motor vehicle crash. Authorities say the incident happened Wednesday night on state route 71 in Bear when a woman’s car was rammed from behind by another vehicle. After …

Car Theft, Break-Ins Top List of Most Common Crimes in Kentucky City

Lexington, Ky., officials say property thefts, especially those involving vehicles, are among the most frequently committed crimes in Kentucky’s second-largest city. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports more than 260 vehicles were stolen and nearly 800 vehicle break-ins occurred from July to …

Houston Police: Men Used Laptop to Reprogram, Steal 100-Plus Vehicles

Two men jailed in Houston and accused of using pirated computer software to steal more than 100 vehicles may have exploited an electronic vulnerability to advance auto theft into high-tech crime. Michael Arce, 24, and Jesse Zelaya, 22, focused on …

Nashville Police Remind Citizens Not to Help Thieves Steal Cars

Nashville Police say some citizens are unwittingly helping car thieves steal their vehicles. Police say a review of reports of vehicles stolen from the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6 showed that 68 percent of the automobiles were easy …

Florida Police Arrest 37 Teens After Vehicle Burglary Spree

Polices in Pensacola Florida recently arrested 37 teenagers for vehicle burglaries. Assistant police chief Tommi Lyter told the Pensacola News-Journal there were no overarching affiliations among the teens even though there were similarities in their methods. Lyter said groups of …

Minivans Most Targeted Vehicle by Atlanta Thieves

Atlanta police say a minivan tops the list of vehicles most often targeted by vehicle thieves. FOX 5 News reports that Dodge Caravans were targeted in 172 thefts or attempted thefts in 2015. The Honda Accord and Jeep Cherokee were …

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 …

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 …