NICB News

NICB: Halloween No Longer Top Holiday for Vehicle Thefts

A total of 22,770 vehicles were reported stolen on the 11 holidays in 2017, according to new data released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). NICB theft data is pulled from the National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) stolen vehicle …

Business News: NICB/Shift Technology, Pie Insurance, Willis Towers Watson

Shift Technology and NICB Partner to Offer Insurers an Edge in Detecting, Combating Fraud Shift Technology, a solution provider with a focus on enabling insurance organizations to successfully tackle the ongoing and growing claims fraud challenge, and the National Insurance …

NICB: Stolen Classic Pickup Returned to Owner After 3 Years in Mexico

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has been helping law enforcement recover stolen vehicles for 106 years. And over that time, NICB has documented some fairly unique recoveries. Such was the case when Bob Brown, a car collector from Arroyo …

NICB Offers Inside Look at Geospatial Intelligence Center

Last year’s late season three hurricane wallop emphasized the growing use of aerial imagery to assist in assessing hard hit areas. Jim Schweitzer, senior vice president and chief operating officer for the National Insurance Crime Bureau, spoke with Claims Journal …

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 …

NICB: Motorcycle Thefts Declined in 2017

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its annual report on motorcycle thefts in the United States for 2017. A total of 44,268 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2017 compared with 46,467 reported stolen in 2016—a decrease of five percent. …

NICB: Animal-Related Insurance Claims Top 1.7M in 4 Years

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a study on the number of animal-related insurance losses for the years 2014-2017. The data is gleaned from insurance claims for losses that occurred in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. …

NICB: U.S. Watercraft Thefts Declined in 2017

The National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) 2017 watercraft theft report shows a five percent decrease and resumes the downward trend in thefts that was broken by 2016’s slight increase. A total of 4,864 watercraft were reported stolen between January 1 …

NICB Issues Warning on Fraud Related to Flood-Damaged Cars

A young man who bought a pickup truck in Houston is now warning buyers to follow the advice of the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) before closing a deal on a used vehicle. Kenton Basinger shelled out $14,000 for a …

ALE Fraud on the Rise

California insurers handling first party property claims are seeing an increase in additional living expense (ALE) fraud, according to Pete Galassi, director at Mercury Insurance. Claims Journal spoke with Galassi during the Combined Claims Conference, held recently in Orange County, …