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NICB: Albuquerque Makes Headway in Lowering Auto Theft

Albuquerque, N.M., officials say they are starting to see the results of their renewed fight against vehicle theft with an estimated one-third reduction in thefts for the first nine months of the year. This follows two years in a row …

NICB Releases 2017 Hot Spots Vehicle Theft Report

The Albuquerque, N.M. metropolitan statistical area (MSA) maintained its top ranking with the highest per capita auto theft rate in 2017, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) latest Hot Spots report. Hot Spots examines vehicle theft data obtained …

Fire Destroys 13 Homes in Pittsburgh Suburb

Crews continued to douse hot spots from a fire that damaged or destroyed 13 homes in the tiny Pittsburgh, Pa., suburb of Mount Oliver. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported after the fire broke out about 10 a.m. Sunday. …

California Retains Top Spot for Vehicle Thefts: NICB

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its annual Hot Spots vehicle theft report and California dominates once again. Not surprisingly, eight of the top 10 areas are in California with the remaining two from the state of Washington. Hot …

Calif., Wash. Lead Nation in Car Thefts

While car thefts nationwide have declined, the western states have the uneviable distinction of having the most car thefts in the nation. According to a new report by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the top 10 spots for car thefts …