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Mexico Police Can’t Keep up With Surge in Car Thefts

Auto theft rates in Mexico are rising at the fastest pace ever, and authorities are getting worse at tracking down the stolen cars. In March, the number of auto thefts rose 21 percent from the same month a year earlier, …

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 …

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). …

Carjackings, Insurance Fraud and Vehicle Cloning on the Rise in Michigan

Auto thefts in Michigan are in a five-year decline, but other forms of vehicle-related crime are on the rise, according to Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.), a statewide insurance industry-funded theft prevention program and confidential tip line. “As technology in …