NICB News

NICB: Ferrari Stolen in 1987 Recovered at California Port

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) was given exclusive access to a 1981 Ferrari GTSI recovered at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach earlier this month. The car, one of 1,743 of that model made in 1981, was …

NICB: Motorcycle Thefts Rose 6% in 2015

Motorcycle thefts increased 6 percent in 2015, according to a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). A total of 45,555 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2015 compared with 42,856 reported stolen in 2014. Motorcycle thefts have been …

NICB Reports Slight Uptick in 2015 Water Damage Claims Over Prior Year

In 2015, there were 1,403,054 water damage claims filed—an increase of just one percent over 2014’s total of 1,389,277, according to a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). From January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015, a …

Vehicle Cloning on the Rise

Since 2001, the incidence of vehicle cloning – when a vehicle identification number (VIN) on a legally owned vehicle is transferred to a stolen vehicle – has risen at a cost of more than $36 million in fraudulent vehicle transactions, …

NICB: Initial Efforts Limited Fraud Following 2013 Moore, Oklahoma Tornado

Unprecedented planning by state and local authorities, law enforcement and the insurance industry established what is being called a national model for protecting the public from fly-by-night contractors in the aftermath of a natural disaster. According to the National Insurance …

Texas Disaster Outreach Program Works to Protect Storm Victims

After tornadoes ravaged the Dallas area in late December, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Fraud Unit worked together to establish a new disaster outreach program, called the Catastrophe Response Team (CRT). The CRT …

NICB: Top Holidays for Vehicle Theft

Holiday car thieves had their busiest day in 2014 on, ironically, Labor Day, stealing 2,200 vehicles according to new data released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. NICB’s 2014 Annual Holiday Vehicle Theft Report analyzes data from the National …

NICB: Motorcycle Thefts Continue to Decline

A total of 42,856 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2014 compared with 45,367 reported stolen in 2013—a decrease of six percent, according to a just released National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) report. The report on motorcycle thefts in the United …

NICB: Watercraft Thefts Continued to Sink in 2014

As boat owners begin the annual task of winterizing and dry docking their boats for the season, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that watercraft theft continues to drop. NICB’s annual report looks at watercraft theft and recoveries in …

NICB Reports Insured Metal Theft Claims Continue to Decline

Continuing a recent trend, the National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that insured metal theft claims in 2014 were down 8 percent from 2012 levels. In 2012, a total of 13,731 metal theft claims were processed. The number dropped to 13,632 …