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2011-08-26 05:30:03

  A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows the Cadillac Escalade as the most stolen vehicle. The study, which looked at insurance claims from the top 80% of insurance companies from the model years 2008 through 2010, showed the SUV was six times more likely to be stolen or broken into than the average vehicle, and its overall theft losses more than 10 times as large. Matt Moore, a vice president at the institute told the Associated Press (AP) that,...

2011-08-04 14:10:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Insurance Association said the 2000 Honda Civic is again the most frequently stolen vehicle in New York State. The Hot Wheels 2011 study released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) examines data reported to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model, and model year most reported stolen in 2010. The study found that the 2000 Honda Civic topped the list of the most...

2011-08-02 07:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau 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 2010. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-07-27 10:29:00

NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It's happened to all of us; you leave the shopping mall and realize you have forgotten where you parked the car. No big deal right? You just wander around aimlessly until you find your car, but what if it was no longer there? What if it had been stolen? What would you do then? According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice, the rate of car thefts has gone up by 5% compared to earlier years with approximately 800,000 to one million cars stolen each...

2011-07-14 09:36:00

LIVONIA, Mich., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the summer months bring warmth the warmth in turn brings out car thieves. Auto theft peaks in the hot months of July and August. H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) once again cautions Michigan drivers to stay alert and be aware of their surroundings this summer as the rise in temperature often gives thieves easy access to vehicles and personal property. "School is out for the summer, which means vacations and outdoor activities with...

2011-07-12 09:30:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN), the company that created the stolen vehicle recovery market, celebrates its 25th anniversary this July. A venerable brand, LoJack has entered into the nation's vernacular. With a nearly 90 percent name recognition, the brand has literally become synonymous with "all things recovery." Since the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was first introduced in 1986, more than 300,000 stolen cars, SUVs, light...

2011-06-22 08:00:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW Summer is the hottest season of the year for vehicle theft, with July and August ranking as the highest auto theft months of the year, and July 4th in particular ranking #3 (latest FBI data) on the list of holidays with the highest incidents of vehicle theft. Vehicle theft protection experts warn that consumers are growing increasingly complacent about auto theft and are not using even common sense measures to protect their...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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