NICB News

NICB Releases Camaro Hot Wheels Classics Theft Report

If leading the pack as a pace car at the Indianapolis 500 is any acknowledgement of a car’s connection to performance, then Chevrolet Camaro’s eight trips around the track is second only to the Corvette’s record of 13. Although the …

Vehicles With Keys Left Inside Easy Target for Thieves: NICB

In a first-of-its-kind analysis of vehicle thefts released today, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) found a disturbing trend — an increasing number of thefts of vehicles with the keys left inside. For the years 2012 through 2014, at total …

Anti-Fraud Legislation Kicks Up in 3 States

Tim Lynch, government affairs director, for the National Insurance Crime Bureau, recently spoke to Claims Journal to discuss anti-fraud legislation in 2015. Although all is quiet on the federal level, there is significant activity among three key states. Minnesota has …

Stolen Vehicle Clones: Hot Cars in Cool Disguises

The National Insurance Crime Bureau is warning consumers to be careful when buying a used vehicle, especially one that’s priced “too good to be true.” An innocent woman in Lancaster, Wis., bought a used GMC Denali for $30,000 and for …

Warming Car Ahead of Time Could Lead to Fine, Theft

As freezing temperatures overtake much of the U.S., many drivers will consider warming their car up ahead of time. But depending on where you do it, some may be surprised to learn that it is against the law in certain …

LAPD and NICB Issue Warning on Bandit Tow Truck Scams

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

Ohio Vehicle Thefts Down 64% From Peak in 1991

From its peak auto theft year in 1991 when 54,744 vehicles were stolen, Ohio has experienced a significant decline ending 2013 with 19,532 thefts. That’s a reduction of 64 percent since 1991, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). …

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 …