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Number of Vehicle Thefts with Keys Left Inside Growing Fast

U.S. motorists appear to forgetting one of the earliest lessons of car ownership: Don’t leave your keys in the car. The National Insurance Crime Bureau reported on Monday that the number of vehicles that were stolen because drivers left their …

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: 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: 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 …

Vehicles With Keys Left Inside Easy Target for Thieves: NICB

In a first-of-its-kind analysis of vehicle thefts released today, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) found a disturbing trend — an increasing number of thefts of vehicles with the keys left inside. For the years 2012 through 2014, at total …

Auto Thieves Ring in the New Year, Most Vehicle Thefts Occur on January 1: NICB

Of all the holidays in 2012, New Year’s Day was the most active for vehicle thefts with 2,228 reported across the country according to analysis of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) vehicle theft data in a report released today …

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 …

New Year’s Day Proves Busy for Vehicle Thieves

In 2011, more than trick-or-treaters were active on Halloween as that was the busiest unofficial holiday for reported vehicles thefts. New Year’s Day, however, is still the busiest official holiday according to analysis of National Crime Information Center (NCIC) vehicle …

Vehicle Thieves Rarely Take a Holiday

Once again, New Year’s Day was the leading holiday for reported vehicle thefts in 2010, according to an analysis by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Christmas Day repeats as the holiday with the fewest reported vehicle thefts. While Americans …