NICB News

NICB Provides Historical Look at Vehicle Theft in U.S.

Technology and Teamwork Drive Dramatic Reductions Just released FBI crime figures for 2013 show that 699,594 vehicles were reported stolen last year—a 58 percent reduction—from 1991 when vehicle theft reached an all-time high of 1,661,738, according to the National Insurance …

New Year’s Ranked # 1 for Holiday Vehicle Thefts in 2013: NICB

Car thieves don’t take a break for the holidays, according to new data released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. NICB’s 2013 Annual Holiday Vehicle Theft Report analyzes data from the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), which showed a …

2013 Heavy Equipment Thefts Increase 5% Over Previous Year: NICB

In 2013, a total of 11,486 heavy equipment thefts were reported to law enforcement—an increase of 5 percent from the 10,925 reported in 2012, according to the latest report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The report, co-produced with the …

Stolen Premium Luxury Vehicles Unlikely to be Recovered: NICB

Compact luxury vehicles had the highest rate of theft at 47 percent, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s latest luxury theft report. NICB analysts review data contained in the National Crime Information Center’s stolen vehicle file and identify thefts …

Boat History Report Partners With NICB

The National Insurance Crime Bureau is pleased to announce that Boat History Report (www.boathistoryreport.com), a provider of watercraft history information for buyers and sellers of used boats, has joined the organization as a strategic partner. By accessing Boat History Report’s …

Colorado Insurance Fraud Summit to Focus on Cat Fraud and Staged Crashes

Experts from around the state of Colorado and the nation will be focusing on another climate when they gather in Littleton on Oct.15 – the climate for insurance fraud in the state. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and the …

NICB Reports Stolen Identification Being Used to Steal Cars

Forget hot-wiring. As new technology makes it harder to steal cars the old-fashioned way, today’s thieves are using more sophisticated “white-collar” methods to get their hands on a set of wheels, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). The …

INTERTEL Partners With NICB

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is pleased to announce that INTERTEL, Inc. (www.intertelinc.com), one of the original providers of Medical Canvass Investigations, has joined the organization as a strategic partner. INTERTEL’s Medical Check investigations are designed to canvass medical …

Stolen Jaguar Returned to Owner 46 Years Later

Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love. It was the first (and “prettiest”) of many luxury cars he would own, his companion on …

Consider Your Options When Fighting Back Against Fraud

Fraud is an unfortunate business reality, particularly for banking, finance, healthcare and insurance companies. In fact, fraud is so profitable it’s attracting organized crime rings. That was clearly demonstrated when law enforcement busted a staged-crash organization in Florida. The National …