NICB News

Mississippi Legislation Targets Cargo Theft

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the Mississippi legislature recently  considered two bills that would create a specific offense for cargo theft. House Bill 722, introduced by Representative Steve Massengill (R-District 13), and Senate Bill 2184, introduced by Senator …

NICB Warns Puffing Could Lead to Fine

As frigid temperatures and wintry blasts have hit a large section of the nation, drivers are increasingly “puffing” – warming up their parked vehicles before heading out on the road. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) warns that leaving an …

NICB Uncovers Abilities of Relay Attack Units Increasingly Used in Auto Thefts

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) says new technology is being used to not only unlock and open vehicles, but to also start and steal them. NICB recently obtained one of the so-called “mystery devices” that the public was first …

NICB Releases Annual Holiday Vehicle Theft Report

When you’re making the rounds at the stores this holiday season, make sure your car isn’t on someone’s gift list. Unattended vehicles, especially those loaded with valuables, make attractive targets for thieves. New data released by the National Insurance Crime …

NICB Reports Metal Thefts Drop by 23%

In a dramatic drop-off that extends a multi-year trend, insured metal theft claims in 2015 were down 23 percent from 2014 levels and 29 percent over the past two years. According to a report today from the National Insurance Crime …

NICB: Auto Thefts Resulting From Keys Left in Car Up 31% Since 2013

Last year, a vehicle was reported stolen once every 45 seconds in the United States. And one out of every eight thefts was a freebie for the thief. There was a theft every six and one-half minutes where the driver …

NICB: Data Shows Rise in Vehicle Thefts on Halloween

As Halloween approaches, there may be more than ghouls, gremlins and witches canvassing the landscape. How many car thieves will also be prowling the nation’s streets this Halloween disguised as trick-or-treaters as they case neighborhoods for their next target? The …

NICB: Catalytic Converter Thefts Continue to Rise

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports today that from 2008 through 2015, there were 25,394 catalytic converter thefts across the nation. In 2008, there were 3,246 thefts of catalytic converters. That number rose to 3,986 at the end of …

NICB: Flood-Damaged Vehicles in Louisiana Could Flood Market

The August downpours that dumped more than 30 inches of rain in two days on parts of Louisiana have left as many as 100,000 cars and trucks damaged – and that’s only counting insured vehicles. The National Insurance Crime Bureau …

NICB Ranks Top 10 Most Stolen Vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its annual Hot Wheels report which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) …