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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...

2011-06-21 07:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reported today that 2010 continued the trend of declining national vehicle thefts for the seventh consecutive year. While the top five hot spots for 2010 showed an increase in thefts over the previous year, the other areas on the top 10 list actually had fewer thefts. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/nicb/50649/...

2011-06-12 23:01:00

DALLAS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The ABTPA--formerly the Texas Auto Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA)--was created in 1991 by the Texas Legislature to help combat the growing auto theft problem in the state. Since that time, the ABTPA and its grantees have reduced vehicle theft in Texas by 70 percent and recovered 1,640,605 vehicles, amounting to over $11.6 billion in recovered...

2011-05-24 08:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has sprung, and with it traditionally springs up a slew of opportunities to sell or purchase a pre-owned vehicle. Increasingly, online communities like Craigslist.com are the first stop for many used car buyers looking for a great deal. That is why during this time of year, H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts) is working to remind Michiganders that oftentimes when a vehicle deal seems too good to be true, it usually is. "Online used...

2011-04-13 11:00:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) today released its second annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Report, highlighting results from its 2010 recoveries that provide valuable information on the ongoing issue of vehicle theft. In 2010, the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System helped law enforcement recover 10,649 stolen vehicles*. Hondas topped the list of imports, with the 2000 Honda Civic ranking as LoJack's most stolen vehicle recovered. GMs...

2011-02-24 16:03:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Within three minutes of activation, Long Beach, CA Police Department officers and detectives began receiving a silent LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System signal, which enabled them to track and recover a stolen 2001 Acura Integra. Little did police know at the time that the Integra, which was covered and parked behind several other vehicles, would lead to the bust of the milestone 400th chop shop in Southern California due to LoJack...

2011-02-05 08:44:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Feb. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From the Midwest to the East Coast, clever car thieves have used the recent snowstorms to cover their tracks. However, LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN), highlights two recoveries that show how effective the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System can be even in harsh weather conditions. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110205/NE43133 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080512/NEM054LOGO ) In Detroit, thieves stole a 1997...

2010-12-20 12:12:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN), the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market, today announced its top 10 auto theft recovery stories of 2010. From tracking down an alleged murderer in a stolen vehicle equipped with LoJack, to busting chop shops, to recovering police bait cars, to recovering a vehicle for the ninth time, these stories demonstrate how LoJack continues to be the most effective system today for stolen vehicle...

2010-12-08 11:24:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN), the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market, today released its first Vehicle Theft Alert, which revealed that auto theft from car dealership lots has escalated over the past two months. Between September 21 and November 23, 2010, there have been at least 12 instances - in nine different states - of dealer lot theft foiled by the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. Those figures were...


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