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2013-01-14 02:20:14

Four Times Motor Trend "Car of the Year" DES PLAINES, Ill., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its latest Hot Wheels Classics report on another automotive icon, the Ford Thunderbird. Hot Wheels is NICB's analysis of vehicle theft information reported by law enforcement and contained in the National Crime Information Center's (NCIC) database. Thunderbird History The first Thunderbird rolled off Ford's Dearborn, Mich.,...

2012-12-20 08:20:16

CANTON, Mass., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) today announced its top 10 auto theft recoveries of 2012. From recovering stolen vehicles concealed in shipping containers bound for exportation overseas, to apprehending criminals who terrorized an elderly man, these stories demonstrate how the LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System continues to be highly effective for stolen vehicle recovery after helping recover more than $100 million in stolen assets in...

2012-11-20 08:21:36

CANTON, Mass., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While the FBI's newly released 2011 Uniform Crime Report* indicated that vehicle theft in the U.S. decreased again for the year, a close look at the numbers reveals several troubling trends including the lowest national recovery rate of stolen vehicles since 1981 and significant vehicle theft increases in several states and MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080512/NEM054LOGO) According to vehicle...

2012-11-19 12:21:05

LIVONIA, Mich., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparation for Black Friday and the holiday shopping season has begun, and retailers and consumers are making their to-do lists. When it's time to step out and tackle all of the season's errands, it's easy to become distracted and the target of an auto related-crime. According to auto theft experts, November and December are the most active months for auto theft crimes. Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.) urges shoppers to add a...

2012-10-10 11:20:47

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While it may appear more like drama reserved for the silver screen, use of GPS tracking devices has taken on real-life appeal, both with individuals and corporations large and small. Recently, this fact was magnified in two separate instances with the recent theft and quick recovery of two commercial trucks from two different companies. Acting in sync with Oklahoma-based US Fleet Tracking's live GPS tracking devices, J&L Oilfield Services,...

2012-10-09 07:20:30

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Auto Data Direct, Inc., (ADD) today announced veteran law enforcement official Les Cravens as its Director of Law Enforcement and Compliance Policy. "Les has been a friend and professional associate for many years," said Jim Taylor, ADD President. "We are very pleased to have him join our team and bring his expertise on law enforcement, legislative issues and compliance education to our thousands of customers throughout the...

2012-10-02 06:21:24

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) today announced that the recovery of a stolen 2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 equipped with a LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System recently led North Carolina law enforcement to bust a large chop shop operation involving 24 stolen vehicles, four wrecker trucks and stolen parts from at least 50 vehicles. One person was arrested and charged in connection with the case, which remains under investigation. (Logo:...

2012-09-19 02:25:27

CANTON, Mass., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Readers of Equipment Today magazine have named LoJack® Corporation's (NASDAQ: LOJN) new self-powered Stolen Vehicle Recovery System for construction equipment one of the "Contractors' Top 50 New Products of the Year," as announced this week by the Cygnus publication. This next generation, Radio Frequency-based ruggedized Stolen Vehicle Recovery System for construction equipment and commercial vehicles is based on a...

2012-08-21 06:20:25

LONDON, August 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Three of the top five stolen car brands are in the luxury category - Cars worth between GBP10k and GBP25k are least likely to be recovered as many are shipped abroad - Essex is the unrecovered stolen car capital of the UK 65,000 stolen vehicles - worth an estimated GBP300 million* - were stolen and never recovered in 2011 alone, according to data released by car insurance...

2012-08-20 02:20:08

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released Hot Wheels - its list of 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) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2011. To view the multimedia assets, please click:...