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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...

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...


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